Gloucester City are the visitors to Steel Park on Wednesday 31st October for a big game at the bottom end of the Blue Square Bet North, with only three points separating the two teams as it stands, although Corby have a game in hand over the Tigers.
Chris Plummer and his team will be raring to get back into competitive action after the weekend game at Harrogate Town was postponed, although the extra days rest will hopefully be of benefit to the Steelmen as they chase a fourth league win of the season.
Josh Moreman will be looking to add to his seasonal goal tally when the Tigers visit, having also scored in the FA Cup with Budweiser defeat to Hendon, which was Corby’s last competitive outing 11 days ago. Plummer will have an almost full strength squad available to him, as only Stefan Galinski misses out as he serves his one match suspension that was due to be served at Harrogate.
Gloucester City, managed by David Mehew, will fancy their chances when visiting Northamptonshire, as they picked up a win at Hinckley United at the weekend through goals from Darren Edwards and a brace from Will Morford to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at the division’s bottom team. Edwards and defender Tom Hamblin are likely to be Gloucester’s main goal threats, with five and four goals respectively so far this season in all competitions. Competition for places will be high as Gloucester City head into a historic home tie against Leyton Orient in The FA Cup with Budweiser this coming Sunday. It is their first appearance at this stage of the Cup for 23 years, and they’ll certainly want to make an impression against their League 1 visitors.
The incentive for a Corby win will be increased as they look to beat Gloucester City for the first time in 4 attempts, with the last Corby victory over the Tigers coming in a 2-0 win at Whaddon Road in August 2010.