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The Cobblers boss on demanding the players carry out their responsibilities, but also have freedom to express themselves

26 February 2019

Cobblers boss Keith Curle has been speaking about finding the balance with his players being able to express themselves and play with a freedom whilst at the same time making sure they still adopt their roles and responsibilities within the team.

“I want the players to be able to express themselves freely in the right areas of the pitch and that’s what we are trying to evolve,” he said.

“It takes time to build an ethos and a culture within a changing room.

“That is especially the case when you aren’t able to make wholesale changes in terms of personnel and then it’s about learning and developing relationships and for the players to gain an understanding of the demands put upon them both individually and collectively.

“Every game throws up different challenges and you have to accept those challenges. The players know that they have roles and responsibilities both individually and collectively and they have taken that on board.

“I’ve had time to have a good look at the football club from the youth department upwards and I’ve got a good idea of what the players can offer.

“Come the end of the season decisions will be made but there is still time now for people to come on board and be a part of the journey that this football club needs to go on.”

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