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26 April 2013

Cobblers boss previews Barnet clash

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is looking forward to seeing a packed out Sixfields for the visit of Barnet on Claret Day Saturday.

“We will have a full house here at Sixfields and we have got to make the most of that,” he said.

“It’s an important day for us and we want to make sure that we win the game.

“Anything less than us giving this game one hundred per cent of our concentration would be completely wrong. We’ve a duty to ourselves and to the league and we will be going all out to get the three points.

“We’ve done nothing different this week, there is a good energy about the players and they are all competing for places.

“After the game at Barnet earlier in the season that was the most unhappy I’ve been since I arrived here and all the players knew that.

“We are a different team now, we’re a stronger and a mentally much tougher team but that result still hurts.

“It was an almighty slap in the face for us and on the night Barnet got what they deserved. We were very naive in the game and we were very poor, particularly in the last 15 minutes.

“The York City game was good for us in many ways because it was a dress rehearsal for what it’s going to be like playing at home under pressure.

“We’ve learned the lessons from that and at Port Vale although we played really well there was a spell in the game where we got a little bit shaky and we didn’t do things correctly.

“I think everything happens for a reason and In every game there is a potential lesson to be learned.”

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