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Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is looking forward to Tuesday night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round tie at MK Dons.
“If we can get a good run in this trophy then that helps build momentum and it can galvanise your season,” he said.
“It is a local derby, we’ve played them once already this season and it was a difficult, tight, hard fought competitive game and I’m not expecting anything else on Tuesday night.
“The league will always be our priority but we want to do well in the cups for a number of reasons.
“I seem to be a bit of an angry man lately and I’m also a bit embarrassed that I keep talking about officials but I just felt on Saturday that it was one step too far. I will give my feedback to the officials and then I’ll move on.
“I thought it was a really good performance, we could have had three penalties and but for a coat of paint on the post we could have got a point.
“The players did what I asked of them, they kept going and apart from the opening two minutes where the goal was conceded there wasn’t a lot that we did wrong.
“We maybe could have been a bit more incisive but we opened them up and we created chances.
“The players all want to step up and we were certainly all disappointed not to come away with anything from the game and we will certainly play a lot worse than that and win comfortably.
“I think when everybody is fit we have got a really good squad and on top of that we’ve got some good young players coming through and what I don’t want to do is stifle their development by bringing in too many players."