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Cobblers boss challenges squad ahead of Emirates FA Cup tie

3 November 2017

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has challenged his players to keep momentum building as they prepare for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie against Scunthorpe United.

Northampton Town have won their last two league games and are unbeaten in three, and Hasselbaink wants that run to keep building.

"We don’t want to stand still, we want to push on and keep trying to grow,” he said.

“I was very happy with the performance against Blackpool and this week is about trying to reinforce the things that we have done well and trying to add more control of the ball.

"We are building a little bit of momentum at the moment and we want to keep on building that.

"Scunthorpe are a very good team, they play good football and they have individuals who can hurt you.

“It will be a different test to Blackpool but we are at home and we want to keep on going.

“The mental aspect and professionalism is going to be very important on Saturday and that’s what I am going to be looking at.”

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