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2 August 2013

Hackett and Platt nearing a return

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd has some good news on the injury front ahead of the visit to York City.

“Chris Hackett and Clive Platt are back running again now which is great news.

“We should see them in the opening couple of weeks of the season and Kelvin Langmead is making really good progress as well.

“He should be available within two months which is a real positive for me and we are looking around about January time for Alex Nicholls.

“When I see positives like that it makes me a lot more confident going into games and the key to this season is going to be about keeping our best players fit.

“I won’t be taking Michael Spillane, I think he’s an excellent player but quite similar to Ben Tozer.

“If I didn’t have a Ben Tozer I’d snap him up without question and I’m just amazed that a player of his ability hasn’t got a club yet.

“On the first day of pre-season I got everybody back in and I asked everybody to bring something in from the play-off final.

“Boots came in, pictures, programmes, old kit and we had a big bonfire and set fire to it all. We then dug a hole and buried everything.

“I did that because I wanted everyone to realise that it is a new start, what happened last season is history and we want to make new history and we want to try and go one better this season.

“We’ve got a good squad, we’re not afraid about wanting to be at the top and we are all going to work hard to see if we can achieve it.

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