The Cobblers boss on Northampton Town 2 Luton Town 1
Cobblers boss Chris Wilder reflecting on Saturday’s 2-1 win against Luton, a result that has closed the gap on the play-off sides to just four points.
“It’s been a positive day for us and it’s days like today that you are in football for,” he said.
“We were a bit disappointed not to be ahead at half-time but we are an attacking team and we really pushed Luton back in the second half.
“It was a mistake by us for their goal but credit to the players for really digging deep.
“With the position we are in we really needed the three points today and the desire and attitude from the players was first class.
“The majority of the play was in the Luton half, we controlled the ball and possession and we managed to get that little bit of quality in the final third.
“Ricky Holmes gave us that spark and we’re delighted for James Gray to get his first goal. We’ve taken a punt on James and hopefully he can really kick on now.
“The crowd were great today and even when we went behind they really drove the players on to get the three points.
“We’ve come a long way in a year, this time twelve months ago we were battling to stay in the league and now we are battling to get into the play-offs.”