Steelmen must try to restore some 'positivity'

Ashley Robinson knows Corby Town must get back to winning ways to restore some “positivity” around the club.

By Jon Dunham
Friday, 21st February 2020, 7:15 am
Corby Town joint-manager Ashley Robinson
Corby Town joint-manager Ashley Robinson

The Steelmen’s clash with North Leigh was postponed due to safety concerns at Steel Park last weekend after the stormy weather caused damage to the roof of the main stand.

Corby are now preparing for a trip to Kidlington this weekend but do so in the knowledge that the race for the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central title has been taken out of their hands.

Halesowen Town are the new leaders and, due to them still having games in hand on second-placed Berkhamsted and Corby, they are now the heavy favourites to go on and claim the sole automatic promotion spot while the others may well have to settle for the play-offs.

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Nonetheless, joint-manager Robinson is focused on getting his team back to winning ways after a run of just one victory in the last five matches.

“It’s been difficult circumstances with the weather but it would be great to get back out on the pitch and try to push forward,” Robinson said.

“The past couple of weeks haven’t been good enough so we want to put things right and start putting a run together as we head towards the end of the season.

“From our point of view, you can look at the break we have had in two ways.

“You could say that it might have done the players good to have a week off to recharge the batteries and analyse where we have gone wrong.

“But, at the same time, after the loss two weeks ago (2-0 at Biggleswade) you want to put it right as quickly as possible and we didn’t get that chance.

“The important thing for us is that we train right and we prepare properly for another tough game on a tough pitch at Kidlington.

“We want to win every game but now is the crucial time of the season to win matches, whether it be to win the league or gather some momentum for the play-offs.

“Either way, we have got to start winning games to get that positivity back in the dressing-room and back around the whole club.

“We will go into the game with positive thoughts and we will look to put points on the board and see where it takes us."