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AIDY NOT LOOKING TOO FAR AHEAD

18 February 2013

Cobblers boss happy with weekend result, but plenty of hard work to come

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd was full of praise for his team after the win at Southend, but he is making sure the players look no further ahead than Tuesday's trip to AFC Wimbledon.

“I’ve looked at the Southend game in detail again as I do every game and first and foremost I think it was a really good result against a team who have got some good players. The sending off galvanised them if anything and for thirty minutes at the start of the second half they were the stronger team," he said.

“We played in fits and starts but we were resilient, we kept going and we got what we deserved in the end.

“I don’t want to give the players too much credit because they are doing well but we know that they can do better. We want to get the result of course we do but we want to perform better for longer periods in games as well.

“The mentality that we had going into the Southend game was different and the mantra was that we were going to come away with a point as minimum.

“We weren’t as fluid as I would have liked in our attacking play but we battled away and we ground out a result.

“Ben Tozer has been absolutely fantastic, he’s a great character and he is still very young so he is just going to get better and better.

“Kelvin Langmead is a warrior and he is a manager’s dream because he puts his body on the line every single week.”

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