Town boss urges players to keep going ahead of Corby game

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

Neil Aspin says his side need to maintain their level of commitment as they look to regain fourth place with a win against Corby on Thursday at the Shay (April 11, 7.45pm kick-off).

Town have now gone five games without a win at home after Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Bishop’s Stortford, but can move above Altrincham in the table with victory.

Aspin wants to see the same level of effort from his players and says his side need to produce a run of wins if they can pick up three points against Corby.

He said: “You don’t have time to dwell because we’ve got to go again on Thursday.

“We know we’re in a battle and we’ve got to keep going. But as long as the players are committed and they keep going, then I feel that things will turn and we’ll get a win.

“Once we get a win, we need to put together a string of wins to get us into a good position.”

Striker Danny Glover could be in line to return for Town after missing the last two games, while fellow striker Alex Johnson may also be available after being kept out of contention by a virus.

The Town boss added: “Alex Johnson had a virus so he’s not been well and that’s why he’s not been included and I spoke to Danny before the game and said that he would get a chance, his chance will come.

“Obviously it changes from match to match and it might be that his chance comes on Thursday, but we need to look at who’s fit enough to play and who needs a rest.”

Corby have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games and sit one place outside the relegation zone in 19th.

Only Droylsden and Hinckley have lost more away games or conceded more goals in the Blue Square North than the Northamptonshire side, but Chris Plummer’s team are the eight-highest scorers in the division.

Ryan Semple and Josh Moreman are joint top scorers at the club with 12 goals each.

They could move up to 17th with a win, but they lost 6-3 last time out at already relegated Hinckley, after which manager Chris Plummer issued an apology to his supporters.

However, that is their only defeat in their last five games, in which they’ve scored 11 goals.

There were plenty on show in the reverse fixture too when Halifax won 5-1 at Corby back in February thanks to a Lee Gregory hat-trick and one each from Shaun Kelly and Gareth Seddon.

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