Cobblers boss says discussions have played a part in plans for Boxing Day
Rob Page says the dressing room disucssion after the defeat to Rochdale last week has helped the squad.
The players and management team spent the best part of an hour behind a locked door at Sixfields last Saturday, and Page said a lot was discussed.
“We had a good talk after the game on Saturday where everybody had the chance to have their say and we’ve been working every day this week to try and put things right," he said.
“The players want to work, there is a good work ethic there and we will take that into the game on Monday.
“We are having a little bit of a blip at the minute, it’s not the end of the world but we are working hard to put it right.
“We are ambitious as a club, we probably slightly overachieved at the start of the season and expectations were probably raised because of that.
“We want to get back there. I’m ambitious and I want to take this football club to the next level.
“We have got to be patient and it’s a work in progress. We’ve earned the right to be in this division but now we’ve got to build and establish ourselves in this division and then build again.
“It’s never nice losing games of football but like I’ve said before there is no magic pill, you’ve just got to get back to basics and work hard and it will turn.
“We’ve got enough quality in the team, and it’s the same team that got us up to fourth in the league.
“Saturday was probably the most disappointed I’ve been with our performance but we will get our confidence back and there are no better games to get that back than the ones we’ve got coming up.”