Cobblers boss previews Oxford trip
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is aiming to keep the recent good form going as long as possible..
“We are very buoyant at the moment,” he said.
“We are grinding out results, playing well and the players are very upbeat and we are looking forward to our next game.
“You’ve always got to be professional and be respectful of your opponent and you are only ever one result away from being complacent.
“We are in a nice position but nothing gets won in November and if we don’t maintain what we have been doing or take anybody lightly then the table can soon be turned.
“We’ve done nothing yet but if we can keep that spirit and hunger to win games then hopefully we will be able to look back at the end of the season and congratulate ourselves on a job well done.
“We’ve made good progress but we know we are far from the finish product.
“We want to get to 49 points as quickly as we can and we want to go out to try and win every game but at the same time we won’t be taking anyone lightly.
“Oxford have had a lot of injuries but as we’ve found out ourselves sometimes when you are in that situation you can become a bit of a wounded animal and they can be the most dangerous animals to compete against.
“They have made good progress as a club over the last few years but unfortunately as a manager none of us can control the injuries that you get.
“I hope we take a good following on Saturday and I hope that our crowds here improve as well because we are playing good attacking football.
“We’re scoring a lot of goals and hopefully we can maintain that to get a few more people through the gate to come and support us.
“Ben Tozer’s long throw is becoming a very strong weapon for us and it’s just a real added bonus.
“We know that even if we aren’t playing particularly well we can score goals from it and the fact that we can rely on our organisation from set plays is a very big thing for me because over the course of a season you are never going to have all your players playing really well all of the time.
“We work on everything that we do and we don’t leave things to chance.”