The Cobblers boss ahead of Carlisle United v Northampton Town
Cobblers boss Chris Wilder previews this Saturday’s trip to Carlisle United.
“We’ve let the supporters down, there is an expectation level at the club and we’ve not lived up to that,” he said.
“I’ve got no regrets about what I said after the game on Saturday, I’m not into spin and I don’t pull any punches.
“There are times when you need to man manage your way through situations and man manage certain individuals but it’s a tough world and there are times when you need to stand up and take the criticism.
"I'm not bothered if I upset people, my job is to create a progressive team and build towards success. The players are grown men who are paid good salaries by the club to fight tooth and nail for this club. If they do that I will praise and protect them. If they don't they will be criticised. I'm not going to insult people by spinning things. If people can't accept that and take it on the chin then they are not the people to take us forward and maybe we have been too soft in the past. People need telling how it is, they need to accept that and respond to it. Otherwise things won't improve.
“I’m not happy with the situation we are in, I’m not happy with our league position and we need to start picking up points and producing performances to put a run together.
“At the moment we are so up and down its frightening and I have to correct that.
“There is a lot of work that needs doing at the club both on and off the pitch and I’ve spoken to the Chairman about that this week.
“I think one of the reasons he bought me to the football club is that he wants consistency and I’m more determined than ever to get things right here.
“We will look at the opposition's strengths and weaknesses as we always do but I think on Saturday more than ever I will be looking for my players to produce both individual performances and as a team and if we can do that then I’m sure we can get back on track.”