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AIDY'S ROTHERHAM PREVIEW

1 February 2013

Cobblers boss on Millers clash

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is expecting a tough test in Saturday’s trip to Rotherham.


“I’m sure Rotherham will come flying out of the traps and their form at home suggests that if they get on top then they do quite well,” he said.


“At the same time they have had one or two results there that haven’t gone their way and hopefully we can be one of those on Saturday.


“It was a good game here earlier in the season and really it could have gone either way. In the end we got the better of them that night but they have got some good players and there is an expectation there.


“I was obviously disappointed with the result on Tuesday but in terms of our performance, particularly in the first half, I was quite pleased.


“The first goal was a freak mistake from a very good goalkeeper and the pleasing thing was how he reacted because he was fantastic after that.


“The second goal came when we were pushing forward and again the wind played it’s part but that game is gone now and there is still a long way to go this season and a lot of football still to be played.


“In the last two games we have played in the most horrendous conditions but that’s what is great about the British football season and you have to adapt, overcome and improvise. We probably played better at Gillingham than we did at Aldershot but we just didn’t convert our chances.


“Over the course of 46 games you find out whether or not you are good enough to be in the top three or the top seven or whatever else. We have been on a bit of a rollercoaster but I think we are still climbing.


“February is going to be a big month, what we’ve done up to now is good and we would have certainly taken it at the start but it’s only the start of February and we’ve still got 17 games to go.”


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