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Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd previews Sunday’s FA Cup first round tie at Bishop’s Stortford (kick-off 2pm).
“I’m well aware of the significance of the game and I’d like us to have a run in the cup,” he said.
“The cameras are there for a reason because they are sniffing an upset and we’ve got to make sure that we spoil everybody’s party.
“Bishop’s Stortford are doing very well in their league, they are on good form and they have got some players who are probably better than the league that they are in.
“Rod Stringer has done a great job there and he’s got a pedigree of winning teams so we know it’s not going to be easy.
“I just want to play games and I just want to get back to some of the raw basics that we had last year and to add one or two things with the type of player we’ve got as well.
“I think the best way to fight is to throw a few punches of your own and that’s what we intend to do.
“We’ve got to make sure that we stick with what we’ve worked on in the week and this is the time for strong people with strong characters to stand up.
“It will be tough, they will see us as a scalp and I wouldn’t expect anything else but our players have got to stand up to what’s in front of them and give the opposition one or two problems of their own.
“Every player has got to step up and every player has got to put in their best games for the next 31 league games and the games in the cup.
“Every one of them has shown at some point why they are here and the qualities that they have got but we have got to be more consistent and we’ve got to win more games.”