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9 May 2013

Cobblers boss hoping to see Wembley full

Northampton Town boss Aidy Boothroyd has his sights set on a massive Wembley attendance in the League 2 play off final at Wembley a week on Saturday.

“We are hoping that the game is going to be played in front of a record braking crowd for this division and I would love for us to sell all 40,000 tickets," he said.

“The fans do make a difference and the crowd that was here for the first leg against Cheltenham gave us so much energy and really spurred us on.

“The more people we can get there and the louder they can sing the more chance we’ve got of getting a victory.

“We’ve been working for 18 months to get to this point, we’ve had some fantastic wins, some real humiliating losses and some horrible moments with the likes of Alex Nicholls who I really feel for at the moment.

“I think we are on the up here and what we’ve got now is an opportunity to play at a better level.

“That is all ifs and buts at the moment though and what we’ve got to do now is focus on trying to beat Bradford.

“Joe Widdowson is going to be touch and go for the final.

“I’m hoping that I’m going to have him available because he’s been outstanding for us this year and he has been very unfortunate to pick up this injury when he did.

“Kelvin Langmead has trained this week, we’ve had to nurse him through a little bit but he came through Sunday well,

“I’ve got an idea of the team I’m going to play but places are still up for grabs.

“We’ve got some key players coming back but I think it could be one of those situations where the final decision might be left until the very last minute.

“I have got difficult decisions to make but if we can get everybody fit for the final then that is a great position to be in.”

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