The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd expects Saturday’s visit of Exeter City to Sixfields to be another tough test for his new look side.
“It’ll be a difficult game but like any game in this division it’ll probably come down to whoever is right on the day,” he said.
“Exeter have lost a big player in Jamie Cureton and their team has changed slightly from last season.
“Paul Tisdale has been there a long time now though and you always know what you are going to get from his sides.
“They will be well organised but at the same time they will have a good variety in the way that they play.
“We are only four points off where we were at this stage last season and but for Chris Hackett hitting the post at Bristol and again last Saturday we would be in the same position.
“Those are the fine margins and our season is certainly not going to be defined by our first six games.
“I’d like to think people know what I’m doing, I do get things wrong but my career suggests that I get more right than wrong.
“It’s no coincidence that the best teams tend to be settled, especially in the back four and we certainly haven’t had that this season.
“I felt it was right for Ben Tozer to come out of the team last Saturday and sometimes leaving a player out can actually help them.
“When everybody is fit I want everybody to be fighting for a place and I want to be able to pick a team depending on form and the opposition.
“I think when we have got everybody fit we have got a nice balance of strength and flair and you need to have that variety.
“Until we have all our players back though it is important that we keep racking up points and that we find a way of winning games.”