The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd was pleased to claim three points from an in-form Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
“We did what we had to do and the result was all important,” he said.
“The Platt-McLeod partnership looked really healthy in the first half, we scored a goal and could have had another one with the penalty.
“In the second half we hit the bar and should have had another penalty, we looked a bit nervy because we’re not used to winning on a consistent basis yet but I thought we weathered the storm well.
“Izale suits the way I want to play, he reads Clive well and with Jacob and Luke we’ve got good options now. They have all got a big part to play in what is going to be a very important month for us.
“Clive is an important player for us and you saw again today just what he gives us.
“Ricky Ravenhill has been absolutely wonderful for us and we’d definitely like to bring him in permanently in January. we want to keep him and having spoken to him I think he wants to stay.
“It’s another clean sheet, we are working harder as a group now and I still think we can get better defensively.
“The work ethic of the whole team was excellent again today, we are fighting our way out of the position we’ve put ourselves in and I think December is going to be a big month for us.
“We’ve got the FA Cup to look forward to next week which is going to be tough but if we can maintain what we’ve done in the last few games hopefully come the end of December things will look a lot brighter.”