The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd was delighted after his side knocked out last season’s finalists Cardiff City in the first round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
“I really enjoyed the game and I thought we were terrific,” he said.
“It was a slow start and I didn’t think it was a penalty but thankfully we bounced back from that and in the end I think we got what we deserved.
“Dean Snedker did very well and I have to give a lot of credit to the youth department because Trevor Gould and his staff put in a lot of hard work.
“It would have been easy to go out and get a goalkeeper in on non-contract terms but sometimes you have to see how a young player is going to cope in a pressure situation and I thought Dean coped admirably.
“David Artell is a much under-rated player and he is my Malky Mackay. He’s calm and composed and he leads by example with his courageousness.
“He was excellent tonight and I think we have got a nice blend and variety about us.
“Set plays are very important and it is something we work very hard on. I thought we looked really dangerous from them all night and we have got a lot of big players in the team.
“Before you start with any tactics or technical ability you’ve got to have that willingness to work hard and that willingness to win.
“I don’t want to get too carried away but I am very pleased and excited about what we might do in the future.
“We can celebrate this win tonight but what’s important is that we focus on the league.
“It’s an old adage but the league is our bread and butter and our main focus has to be putting points on the board.”