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AIDY - 'NEXT GAME IS THE HARDEST'

9 October 2013

The views of the Cobblers boss

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Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd knows that Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash against Oxford United will be a very difficult game for his side.

“It’s a local derby, Oxford have made a very good start to the season and it’ll be a tough game,” he said.

“They will be fired up after losing to Southend and we need to be ready for that.

“We need to maintain what we have done in the last couple of games and we are in a position at the moment where we have just got to dig out results.

“We need to go there and put up a good fight, we’ve worked really hard in the last two games but the next game is always the hardest.

“We were worthy winners at Wimbledon but when you come out of a period like we have it’s important that you keep putting points on the board.

“Having a settled defence has made a massive difference and it has given us a great base to build from.

“Lee Collins did well in front of the back four last Saturday, Lee is a very good player and I think he is capable of playing anywhere.

“He’s a tough character but he is also technically very good. He looks the part and I think he can develop into a very good player.

“With the squad that we’ve got we can adapt and improvise and I think playing Lee there on Saturday allowed Gary Deegan and Darren Carter to get forward a bit more.

“We are building and we are going in the right direction but the most important thing for us right now is to keep clean sheets and if we do that then I know that we’ll score goals.”



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