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22 February 2013

Cobblers boss previews Plymouth's visit

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd previews Saturday’s clash against Plymouth Argyle at Sixfields.

“We are going to have to keep winning at home if we want to be successful but just because we are playing a team that are where they are in the table doesn’t mean that the form book can’t be upset,” he said.

“We saw that on Tuesday against a team who are fighting for their lives and Saturday will be just as difficult.

“We have got to make sure that we deal with everything that Plymouth have got and if we have to be patient and win it in 94 minutes then that’s what we have to do.

“They have got some strong experienced players and I’m sure under John Sheridan that they will keep getting better and better.

“We needed to address our away form and I think we’ve started to do that.

“There are still lots of ways we can improve but what we did talk about as a group is the importance of being resilient and being able to withstand pressure away from home.

“Wimbledon were absolutely bang up for it on Tuesday night and it was a very full blooded game with no inch given or asked for.

“Both goalkeepers had to make important saves and in the end a draw was probably a fair result.

“At this stage of the season there is a lot of football being played and there is still a lot more to come.

“When teams with small squads play back-to-back Saturday Tuesday matches you can see some strange results and I just wanted to make sure that we kept putting points on the board.

“I want to keep all the players involved and that’s the depth that we are going to need between now and the end of the season.

“When I look round at the bench now I know I’ve got something on there to change it which was certainly the case at Wimbledon but we can only get to that position if we are still in the game which we were.”

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