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CONFIDENCE IS KEY FOR KING

25 December 2013

The Cobblers caretaker boss looks ahead to the Boxing Day game at Burton

Cobblers caretaker manager Andy King previews the Boxing Day trip to Burton Albion, and he has stressed the importance of boosting the confidence levels.

"We need to start winning football matches and my first job was to lift the players," he said.

"Burton are going well this season but if I'm honest I'm more concerned about what we are going to do.

"We will respect them but Boxing Day is going to be more about how I can motivate the players and get them out there believing in themselves.

"We need to win a football match to build up the players' confidence, I believe football is built on confidence and I'm really just looking to go to Burton to get a positive performance and a positive result.

"I'm not silly enough to think that I can change everything overnight but we are obviously lacking in confidence so I've tried to instil that into the players.

"The players were a bit down at the start of training but we had a little talk and after that they reacted and I thought they trained very, very well. 

"It looked like there was a spark and a belief and I hope I've got them going the right way.

"When you look at the team and the players it is hard to understand why we are where we are but that is something I've got to try and address and change in a hurry.

"I'm making the decisions now and I'm putting my thoughts into play.

"Every manager has a different philosophy and different ideas and I need to pass my ideas on to the players.

"I can't predict the future but It's a fantastic club and it's a very good opportunity for someone and the Chairman has got to make what he thinks is the right choice going forward."

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