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13 November 2013

The views of the Cobblers boss ahead of Fleetwood's visit


Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd previews this Saturday’s game against current Sky Bet League Two leaders Fleetwood Town, and he wants his team to build on Sunday's win at Bishop's Stortford.

“The most important thing for us right now is to focus on the next game and we need to make sure that we build on what was a very good result and performance at Bishop’s Stortford,” he said.

“Fleetwood are where they are for a reason and I think they are a good outfit.

“They were strong last year and tailed off towards the end but Graham Alexander came in and he will have his own way of doing things and his own way of playing.

“I went to see them on Saturday and from what I saw in that game I can see why they are top, they are not unbeatable but they are certainly a very good team.

“The players are very disappointed and we are all very disappointed as a club to be where we are but we can’t wallow in that self pity.

“It’s about putting points on the board, yes we’ve got a bit of climbing to do but we’ve shown even in the games that we’ve lost that if we can put two or three things right we might start putting a run together.

“I think it was set up for the underdog to win on Sunday but I was really pleased in the manner that we won the game.

“The only concerning thing for me was that we didn’t score more goals, we certainly created chances and with the front two we’ve got now I’m convinced that goals will come.

“Ricky Ravenhill complemented Kane Ferdinand in midfield, he organises the people around him and he keeps it simple.

“Chris Hackett was back to his best but clearly we cannot rely on just one player. Chris missed the whole of pre-season and I’m sure that we won’t see the best of him on a consistent basis until we get into January and February.

“The loan spell for Luke Norris is up next week so we will be looking to extend that and I’m sure we will. We’ve got a good relationship with Brentford, Luke needs games and he is the sort of player that wants to learn and get better.

“In my opinion Under 21 football can only take players so far and then you need to see if they can do it in the real world.

“Luke is proving that he can do that, he has still got a long way to go to be the player that I think he can be but I think he is in the right place to learn.

“I made the decision to change things round because I felt we needed to and when you do that its up to the players who have been left out to respond in the right way which they have done.

“In saying that I think we do need to get some players out, I’ve never liked having a big squad and I think it can work against you because you can’t keep everybody happy.”

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