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17 November 2012

The views of the Cobblers boss

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd saw room for improvement after the 3-1 win against Wycombe.

“I’m pleased that we’ve got the three points but we know that second half performance wasn’t acceptable,” he said.

“We were really good in the first half, I felt we dominated the game and could have been further ahead at half-time.

“In the second half we looked quite tired mentally and we made some daft decisions when we were in possession. Maybe some of the travelling and the extra time caught up with us.

“When the game goes like that though you need to dig in and I thought we did that.

“We’re not going to get carried away and we need to be a lot better defensively.

“On another day that game would have ended in a draw and if we want to keep winning we have got to keep being clinical and as a team we need to defend better.

“It was a lot of last-ditch stuff today in the second half which really means we weren’t defending well enough higher up the pitch.

“I just want us to get to 49 points as fast as possible and then we can take things on from there.

“Sometimes we overplay but I thought we had a nice balance about us today.

“Bayo has always got a goal in him and when he plays like he did today he is unplayable. I absolutely love working with him and I’m delighted he’s got the goals he has.

“We’ve lost Emyr Huws to sickness today but I thought Ben Harding was outstanding against his former club.

“It was quite right that we gave Alex Nicholls a standing ovation today because he’s earned that and when he comes back we want the club to be in a lot stronger position.”

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