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9 November 2012

Cobblers boss ahead of Accrington Stanley trip

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is looking to build on the momentum generated in Tuesday's draw at York ahead of Saturday’s trip to Accrington Stanley.

“The squad is very upbeat after picking up a really good point at York,” he said.

“I thought we found out an awful lot about our squad on Tuesday night and the amount of physical energy that was used was massive.

“We have to do that every week now and I want to get that standard of performance and work ethic for every match.

“Lewis Hornby did very well and the challenge for Lewis now is to make sure that he gets to those heights again.

“Chris Hackett was excellent and his ability to make runs from the middle to the front of the pitch created chances for himself and for others.

“It allowed us to get further up the pitch as a team and to get our full-backs into play.

“In Danny East and Joe Widdowson we have got two very technically good attacking footballers and I’d like to see more crosses and attacking play from them because they have got that ability.

“There were lots of pluses from Tuesday night and from the season so far but we are not there yet.

“We are just a third of the way through the season and I’m reasonably pleased with where we are considering everything we’ve had to deal with.

“We all want to get further up the table but as we all know nothing gets won in November. Right now we are in the middle of a bit of trial and tribulation but that’s when you see the strength in people.

“I think we’re doing alright, of course alright isn’t good enough but we’re exactly where I want us to be.

“In this job you’ve got to keep a level headed whether you win three games on the bounce or lose three games on the bounce.

“If I let other people’s opinions influence my decisions then I wouldn’t be a very good manager and I think where we are right now is a good place to be. 

“We are looking at two stages at the moment, January is going to be a time for shifting one or two things around but the most important time for us at the moment is right now.”

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