Justin Edinburgh previews Northampton Town v Sheffield United
Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh is looking forward to welcoming old friends back to Sixfields in Saturday’s home game against Sheffield United, but is determined to try and make it an unhappy return.
“I’m sure Chris Wilder and Alan Knill will get a great reception but for 90 minutes we want to make it as hostile as possible and make sure that they leave here with nothing,” he said.
“I’ve got a lot of time for Chris and he did a terrific job here last year under really difficult circumstances. He will be welcomed back to the football club with open arms and rightly so but there is a game to be played and we need to be professional.
“I’m sure there will be a big crowd and Sheffield United will be well backed but we’ve been good at home and it’s another tough game.
“It’s another challenge for us but one we look forward to. They are a powerful team and Chris has done a fantastic job there.
“I’ve been delighted with the progression that we’ve made in a fairly short space of time, the mentality of the players has been good and I think they are starting to see what we want. We are improving in both boxes and certainly defensively.
“We want to continue the good run we’re on and we want to keep that momentum going.”