Chris Wilder on Southend United v Northampton Town
Cobblers boss Chris Wilder reflecting on Saturday’s game at Southend.
“The turning point in the game was obviously the sending off and the penalty and it was an uphill battle for us after that,” he said.
“We wanted a tight game because we felt we could then bring players on for the last 20 minutes who could hurt Southend and win us the game, and for an away performance I thought we were solid but we could have passed the ball a bit better and we gave away possession too cheaply.
“Our best spell was at the start of the second half but there weren’t too many chances for either side.
“There was endeavour, enthusiasm and commitment but the second goal we conceded was a real poor one and we just switched off.
“We have to look at our away performances and results and we had to try and do something a bit different. We did't feel the wide men had done enough in recent away games ad we changed it.
“We’ve not had enough 'grind out' results, I wanted an ugly game and I felt if we kept it tight we had players on the pitch and on the bench who could score.
“Some players haven’t done themselves justice today which possibly we already knew about but we just have to ride with it until we can change things around.”