Cobblers boss Keith Curle praised the travelling supporters as he reflected on Tuesday night’s win away at Tranmere; a Sam Hoskins first half double together with some resolute defending sealing all three points.
“It was a result that the changing room needed and I think the fans that travelled tonight saw a committed performance and the backing they gave the players throughout the game was excellent,” he said.
“Sam Hoskins was a threat; he is a good character with real honest endeavour. He showed good bravery tonight and when he got his opportunities he stuck them both away excellently.
“To get a result here you need to battle, fight and scrap for everything and that was the challenge we set the players. I thought we started off a little bit tentative but we grew into the game as it went on and that was pleasing.
“We want to win games and it’s important we get results. There are different ways to win, we didn’t cause Tranmere enough problems when we had the ball tonight but we had the adaptability and the focus to nullify their threat.
“The changing room felt the defeat on Saturday, we addressed that on Monday and the challenge was set to the players both individually and collectively. The players won’t shy away from the challenges we set them and there is nothing better than another game of football to put it right.
“It was a real changing room effort tonight and it was a fighting performance that the club can be proud of.”