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The Cobblers boss speaking ahead of Saturday's game with Oldham Athletic

26 October 2018

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle says his squad will relish dealing with the rising expectations of supporters.

A 5-0 win at Macclesfield Town on Tuesday and a 2-1 win over Forest Green Rovers two weeks ago have lifted spirits but with that can come extra pressures, as Curle acknowledged.

“Expectations will have been raised and mentally we need to make sure that we are right,” he said.

“There is a good vibe around the place and a spring in the players step but Saturday will be another difficult challenge.

“Oldham started the season very well, they have a lot of experience in their squad and I’m sure it will be a competitive game.

“We want supporters coming here expecting to be entertained and hopefully the crowd will be boosted by the result on Tuesday.

“We can’t afford to take our foot off the gas and we need to make sure that we keep doing the fundamental things right.

“The players are confident because they are doing the simple things right and enjoying it. There was a good reaction from the players at Macclesfield and that was vitally important. They met the challenge on the front foot and put in a performance that was worthy of a 5-0 scoreline.”


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