Cobblers boss pleased to be back in action after 'long weekend'
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is looking for his side to bnounce back in the two home games this week, starting with Tuesday night’s clash against Bradford City.
“It was a long weekend for all of us but we can’t dwell on it because we’ve got a game against Bradford on Tuesday night to go and get something out of,” he said.
“It was 45 minutes of madness that cost us on Friday night but the good thing is that we all know that we can do much better.
“On reflection I thought we had three chances in the first half that we’d expect to score but in the second half we took Barnet too lightly. After the first goal we seemed almost shell-shocked and we have only got ourselves to blame.
“I didn’t think we worked hard enough as a group, we didn’t make very good decisions on and off the ball and we made Barnet look very good.
“Without a doubt there was an air of complacency from us, particularly in the second half. We just thought we had to turn up and win and it doesn’t matter who you play if you are outworked then you will get beat.
“I am not blaming the players for Friday, it is a group thing. I work with the players every day and we win lose and draw together.
“I know how good they are and how good they can be and the biggest problem the players have got is that I think they are better than they do.
“What you aim for and what you want is consistency and just the fact that we are now going away from home expecting to get results shows the progress that we have made.
“We haven’t quite clicked into gear yet as a team but we’ve got some new players in the team like Emyr Huws and Kemar Roofe who are still learning their trade.
“We will have some revision on how we play and what we do and then the examination comes on Tuesday night and Saturday.
“Bradford are going well, they are a good team and they seem to have got some momentum going this season.
“Similar to us I think they are a team and a club that is on the up but they are perhaps a year further down the line than we are in terms of their development.
“It’ll be a difficult game because they are a strong physical team who have also got some pace and power in there as well.”