The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd on the 2-1 victory over Colchester United that saw his side book their place in the area quarter-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
“I’m very pleased with the result, it galvanises us and sets things up nicely for Saturday,” he said.
“We gave Colchester a bit too much respect in the first half but we re-organised for the second half and in the end I think we got exactly what we deserved.
“We believed and trusted in each other a lot more in the second half and we gave it a real go.
“Having that belief in each other was key, all the lads put in a great shift and the young boys that came on, Dean Snedker and Lewis Hornby, really contributed to the game.
“Shane Higgs has got concussion and when it’s a head injury you have got to be really careful. He did well and it’s disappointing for him because he will be out for a couple of weeks now. He didn't know where he was, he didn't even know the score when he came off. He was convinced it was 0-0 and then he got very emotional so he had to come off.
“Kemar Roofe picked up a bit of a knock but we took him off as more of a precaution than anything else.
“We will have another player in for Saturday in the central midfield area. Everything is sorted out with that now and hopefully we will be able to announce something on Wednesday or Thursday.
“Danny East may be okay for Saturday, he says he thinks he is alright which is great but we will see.
“Clive Platt will come into contention as well, he’s not been fully fit but he’s trained well this week and he will be okay for Saturday.
“As I’ve said this week this is a competition we want to do well in and we give the boys a pat on the back for tonight but the most important thing for us now is that we get ready for Exeter on Saturday.”