Cobblers boss aiming for up turn in away form
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd previews Saturday’s trip to Southend.
“It is tight and it is tense but we’ve got it in our own hands how we do this season,” he said.
“Southend away will be different to Wimbledon away and they are both very difficult games but they are games that we must get something out of.
“I’ve come up against Paul Sturrock a few times and no matter how well or badly his team plays they get results.
“That’s why I’ve got a huge amount of respect for what he does and he’s as good a manager as I’ve come up against. He is a difficult manager to predict and you don’t know what he is going to do.
“I know I always say it but this is a key period for us now and we need to find a way of playing away from home that suits us.
“We have been doing an awful lot of fighting to try and stay in games away from home rather than actually putting the onus on the opposition and exploiting some of their weaknesses which we have done really well at home.
“We’ve got a system and a style going at home that suits us and away from home even though we have had some good wins we obviously need to get a lot more.
“Once we got the Rochdale game out of the way my focus has purely been on what we can do about our away record.
“I’ve reviewed a lot of DVDs and I’ve given it a lot of thought and hopefully come up with a plan.
“We have got two strong footballers up front, both Clive and Bayo have got a very good touch and they are a real handful.
“At Torquay playing them both worked really well but sometimes away from home you need to do something a little bit different and what Roy O’Donovan does is brings pace into the equation."