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10 November 2013

The views of the Cobblers boss

Aidy Boothroyd was pleased to see his team progress beyond Bishop's Stortford in the first round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

"It was a really tough game but we knew it would be," he said. 

"I was very concerned about this game because we know Bishop's Stortford are going very well in their league.

"We stood up to the task and we created countless chances without scoring until more than an hour had been played.

"Our failure to take our chances in this game is indicative of the way our season has gone so far.

"Credit to our opposition, they rallied well and put us under pressure. They got a goal back and that gave them renewed energy but we saw it out. My only criticism of us today is that we didn't take the chances we created.

"I have had to make changes in the last few weeks. I thought we looked nice and attractive but we weren't getting results and we needed to make those changes. I thought the midfield two were excellent today, we had a nice balance and that gave us a good base.

"It is nice to win a game but we have to take this on and sort our league form out as soon as possible.

"Last season we did very well and got to Wembley but we have started this season very badly. I am not silly and I know we have to do a lot better. The players are still playing for me, they are working hard and we are doing our best to put it right.

"This win will lift the confidence and we will go again on Saturday.

"It is a very tough draw for us in the second round. We will get a chance to watch the replay but whoever we got it will always be tough.

"We would have preferred a home game but we will go away and give it a good go. I am not fussed who we play and where, I just want to get back to winning football matches."

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