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22 July 2013

The Cobblers boss on trialists and Saturday's friendly

Northampton Town boss Aidy Boothroyd said he learned a lot from Saturday's pre-season friendly with Peterborough United.

“It was a really good work out and I was very pleased with lots of different things," he said.

“It was the first 90 minutes for some of the players which was good.

“For the first 20 minutes of the game I thought Peterborough were fantastic but we stuck to our guns and dug in.

“We managed the game well, we came back into it in the second half and we had some good possession without creating any real clear cut chances.

“In the end I thought Peterborough’s quality told with the goal that they scored but there were lots of positives for us to take from the game.

“There are lots of things we need to work on as well and you could see that we were a little bit short in certain areas but that’s up to me to try and sort out.

“Gary Deegan was excellent again and I thought Kevin Amankwaah was really good as well.

“Claudio Dias and David Moyo came on for the second half and I thought they looked bright and that was perhaps a little glimpse into the future of Northampton.

“Liam Dickinson came off with a hamstring strain so he is going to be out for a period of time. We know that we need another striker and we also need a midfielder and a right-back.

“I’m going to have to think about where we go now with Liam and when you have a small squad, which we do out of choice, then everybody has got to be able to play and to contribute.

“I’d like to offer Gary something and we are hoping to sort that out as soon as possible.

“Lateef Elford-Alliyu was a bit unfortunate to not be offered anything but I just think that he is quite similar to Roy O’Donovan and Roy is the better player. We need a bit of variety and we want players in the squad who all offer us something a bit different. We can't have the same players with different names, we need variety."

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