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3 January 2014

The views of the Cobblers caretaker boss

Cobblers caretaker manager Andy King is looking forward to Saturday’s trip to Newport County.

“I think the players have been lively in training and they are gaining confidence but we need a victory badly to keep us in that pack and to also get the players to believe in what you’re saying,” he said.

“In my own mind with the two boys coming in I was ready for the game against Chesterfield and we wanted to play but only if the conditions were right.

“The lads were up for it, I’ve identified that our problem is goals which is fairly obvious, I don’t think it takes a genius to see that, and I’ve brought two young strikers in who I was hoping would hit the ground running.

“I had a few options, I like a certain type of player and when I spoke to the pair of them they were both very enthusiastic about coming here and they wanted the challenge.

“Bayo rang me out of the blue after the deal was done with Antonio German and he was full of praise for him. Whether he is a good judge of player we will have to wait and see but I respect Bayo and his opinion and it was nice to get confirmation about a player off a top striker.

“Hallam Hope is a player I know and I wanted to bring in two powerful strikers. One is a left-footer 6 ft 2 quick and the other one’s a 6 ft strong boy and a right-footer.

“I look from within for an attitude and a response and I got it from them both. I was going with those two against Chesterfield but I haven’t made my mind up yet for Saturday.

“I’ve got two extra days now to see them a little bit more close up and David Moyo remains in the equation as well after his performance at Portsmouth.

“I’m a football man through and through and I’m really enjoying this challenge.

“I’m not satisfied with where we are because we’re not winning games but I’m buzzing and I think there is a little something there.

“I know it’s an old cliché but for me we really are just taking one game at a time at the moment but we need a result to finalise that building process that we can move on from.

“Whoever takes the position of the next manager on here is a lucky man because the Chairman will give you his full backing.”

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