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Winger happy to be back at Northampton Town

29 October 2019

Paul Anderson made his first start of his second spell in a Northampton Town shirt in the 2-0 win over Cambridge United on Saturday.

Anderson played 58 minutes, and said it felt great to be back in action.

"The lads have been great with me, they have accepted me into the group and we have had a great week with three excellent results," he said.

"A new squad can take time for things to gel, to find that consistency but what I have found here is a very professional set up, training has been brilliant and the performances have been first class."

Anderson started off at wing back on Saturday, before moving further forward as part of a tactical switch by manager Keith Curle.

"Myself and Sam Hoskins swapped positions to try and help change the flow of the game," he admitted.

"Cambridge started on top but we changed things around and that seemed to unsettle them a little bit. We got two good goals, we knew that we just needed to try and exploit the areas we could and we saw the game out pretty well.

"The conditions on Saturday made things difficult for everyone but when you are 2-0 up you just need to press on, make good decisions and be professional. We did that and we saw the game out and to keep a third clean sheet and that was a fantastic reward for the defensive organisation of the team."

Anderson also paid tribute to the influence of Alan McCormack in the centre of the field.

"Macca is a big figure for us," he said. "When you are an experienced player you can help the younger players out and that can have a massive influence. He can dictate a game and he uses his strengths really well. He knows what to do and when and how to do it."

It is a couple of years since Anderson came to the end of his first spell at the club and he talked us through what has happened in that time.

"I ended up going to Mansfield, they had lots of ambition and I bought in to that. I am still very ambitious but for me at the moment it is great to be back and playing again and hopefully I can help Northampton Town do well," he said.

"I loved my time here before, I met some great people who are still here and it is great to be back. The way I have been treated makes me so happy to be back and I am loving being a part of it again."

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