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MIXED FEELINGS FOR AIDY

15 December 2012

The views of the Cobblers boss

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd had mixed feelings after the 1-1 draw at Torquay, secured thanks to Kelvin Langmead's injury time equaliser.

"I felt we deserved at least a point today," he said.

"Kelvin has been a terrific player for us and he is one of our most consistent performers. You saw today that he was willing to get his nose broken for the cause and I think you need players like that in your team.

"Torquay are a good side especially at home and this is a really good point for us in horrible conditions.

"It shows that we are making progress and it was all about grinding out a result today. I felt their goal led a charmed life at times and on another day we probably could have won the game.

"The weather and the pitch was a real drainer on the players and the fact that we came back so strong late on was brilliant.

"We defended well, our set plays caused them problems and our front two were a real handful.

"We haven't had a settled back four this season and we lost Joe Widdowson for the game today. He probably could have played and it's nothing too serious but taking the weather and the condition of the pitch into account it wasn't worth the risk. I thought our two centre backs were excellent today.

"Bayo will miss the game against Aldershot but that's what you have a squad for and we'll improvise and adapt.

"Luke Guttridge is desperate to be back playing and he's not too far away but I don't want to bring him back before he's one hundred per cent ready.

"The fact that we are even talking about the play-offs is a real credit to all the players and I don't think we are too far away from being a really good team."


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