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AIDY - 'AWAY FORM IS CRUCIAL'

1 March 2013

Cobblers boss on maintaining and improving on the road

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd previews Saturday’s trip to promotion rivals Exeter City.


“Our away form is going to be crucial in determining whether we get automatic promotion or not,” he said.


“I spoke about our mindset away from home a couple of weeks ago and I think it is really important for us to make sure that we stay in games for as long as possible.


“We need to maintain our away form and if we give a good account of ourselves on Saturday then I think we are more than capable of getting a good result.


“Exeter have got a nice mix of senior and athletic players and Jamie Cureton is going to be a big threat. Paul Tisdale is tactically quite aware and he will certainly have learned the lessons from the game here earlier in the season.


“I’ve watched the DVD from Tuesday again and very rarely do I look at a game differently but having seen it again I thought we played better than I thought at the time. We mixed up our game style, we were very dominant from set plays and I thought we thoroughly deserved the victory.


“When we play well we look like a team that is very strong and a team that is very difficult to beat. We are also very organised and we are a team that can score goals.


“Ability only gets you so far and to be successful you have also got to have the right attitude.


“Kelvin Langmead has got more blocks in than probably any other player in the league this year, he throws himself at things and he’s always willing to get hurt for the cause. We’ve got a lot of players who do the same and you need to have that braveness.


“We work very hard on our set plays and we do a lot of work on Ben Tozer’s long throw. We know if we can get the ball into key areas then we know we are going to score. It’s a great weapon to have on top of everything else we’ve got and when you’ve got a weapon like that you have got to do all you can to get the most out of it.”


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