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21 September 2013

The views of the Cobblers boss

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd was not a happy man after the 3-0 defeat at Mansfield.

"I'm really disappointed and my overriding emotion at the moment is anger," he said.

"We didn't get the little breaks today that when you are struggling you need to work doubly hard for.

"We will be in at 7am on Sunday morning and it's about the players stepping up now and taking the initiative.

"Confidence is a word that gets banded around a lot in football but sometimes you have got to do that little bit more than you think you can to get back on track.

"What we need now is good old fashioned hard work to turn this around and get back to winning games.

"I'm happy with the players I've got, losing Matt Heath early on in the game wasn't ideal but those things happen in football and you have to respond to them.

"Matt has got a thigh strain so I don't know how long he is going to be out for but these things happen and you have just got to get on with it.

"If we continue doing what we are doing then we are going to be way off from where we want to be, we're responsible and we're accountable and we have just got to get on with it.

"We are giving away soft goals and we're not taking our chances but we've got to keep getting in those positions and sooner rather than later those goals will come.

"I firmly believe that you do make your own luck over a period of time but you earn that luck by redoubling your efforts.

"What you never do is sulk, these are tough times but you've just got to keep at it, suck it up and if your tough enough then you will come through it.

"The club is in a far better place than it was, these are my players and I'm not shirking away from anything. I believe I'm the man to put it right, I did it before when I came in and we were bottom of the league and I will do it again.

"I am the one to put this right, we will start again tomorrow and we will make sure we get a result against Morecambe."

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