The views of the Cobblers boss
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd on Saturday’s goalless draw against Morecambe.
“I thought we put in a strong, valiant performance and we ground out a result,” he said.
“Of course we want to win every game but today we had to dig in and get a result.
“We’ve lost Clive Platt and Jacob Blyth to injury late this week and we are certainly getting tested at the moment.
“We started brightly and in the periods of dominance that we had in the first half we should have scored.
“The two centre-backs were excellent today and everything they had to do they dealt with comfortably.
“Ivan Toney is a good player, he’s very confident in himself which is a good thing and nothing fazes him.
“We didn’t see the best of him today but he’s a big talent and he didn’t let anybody down. Physically he held his own and he showed some fantastic touches.
“The most important thing for me at this moment in time is that as a group we keep clean sheets because I know the goals are going to come.
“It takes courage to keep going and keep at it and today we were very solid.
“We have to build, it is about taking one step at a time and having no midweek games at the moment gives us that time to work on things in training.
“We are all in this together, we are clearly not where we want to be but if we maintain the work ethic and character from today we will come through what has been a difficult period.”