Hatters are not TV material say Corby

CORBY Town chairman Peter Mallinger admitted he hadn’t exactly been jumping for joy after his club drew Luton Town in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Blue Square Bet North side booked their place in the first round of the world’s oldest cup competition for the first time since 1967 at the weekend by defeating Salisbury 3-0.

With the Hatters currently plying their trade in the Blue Square Bet Premier, Mallinger conceded he had his eyes set on a team from the npower Football League.

He told the Herald & Post: “I didn’t know whether to be pleased or not.

“When you get to that stage you want a League club to try and get the TV people interested, as I imagine Luton would have wanted too.

“It is what it is though and we have to hope we can get through and try to get on TV in the next round.”

It is still undecided if the game, scheduled for Saturday, November 6, will go ahead at Corby’s Rockingham Triangle home ground as the Steelmen have to complete remedial works to their stadium by tomorrow (Friday).

The club have agreed to reduce capacity to just over 2,000 for the match, with Luton expected to be awarded only 434 tickets, but Corby boss Graham Drury was of a similar opinion about the tie as his chairman.

He said: “Perhaps we might have liked a bigger side from the Football League.

“But it’s a home tie and that’s what we wanted. Hopefully the capacity of the stadium will be good enough for us to hold the game at the Triangle because there will obviously be policing involved.

“I just think it’s fantastic to see Corby Town in the first-round draw. And I believe we have a chance of getting through.

“There certainly won’t be any fear from us when Luton come here.”