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14 December 2012

Cobblers boss still irked by Cheltenham defeat

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is looking for his side to learn from the defeat against Cheltenham ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Torquay.

“Saturday was a bit of a slap in the face but it’s onwards and upwards and lessons have to be learned,” he said.

“It took me longer to get over Cheltenham than it has any other game this season. We’re not quite there but at the same time we’re not too far away and results like that stick in my throat a little bit.

“We lost to Cheltenham because we didn’t maintain the good things that we were doing and I thought Cheltenham’s maturity as a team came through.

“Cheltenham and Bradford have both got battle hardened League Two players and you need to have that mentality and understanding of how to win a game.

“I thought we just played football on Saturday and if you do that it’s just playground stuff. I don’t want to play football like that, I want to be professional.

“I want us to be entertaining and score goals and I want to win. Every day has to be a good defending day and Saturday wasn’t.

“This is a key time for us, improvement has been made but we are all here to be successful so we want to keep improving.

“December is a big month for us and I think we’ve got to use Saturday’s defeat to our advantage and when you get a result which isn’t what you want you’ve got to learn from it.

“I think we’ve gone from being a bad team to an average team and I want us to become a good team. The challenge is there and I’m certainly excited about it.”

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