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The second part of a three part look back on his time in charge with Colin Calderwood.

30 April 2020

Colin Calderwood managed Northampton Town from October 2003 to May 2006, leading the club to two play off campaigns and an automatic promotion.

In the second part our three part feature looking back on his time at Northampton Town manager, we cover the period from the play off semi final defeat at Mansfield Town in May 2004, to the play off meeting with Southend United in May 2005.

Speaking about one of his new signings ahead of the 2004/05 season, Calderwood said: "I had seen Scott McGleish play against us in that first year and he looked like a goalscorer who would also give us a target. His real ability was in and around the box and he was a good finisher. Because of his height his heading ability was overlooked but he was an excellent player in the air and he was a major player for us.

"As I look back now, experience tells me I should have retained the likes of Chris Hargreaves, Paul Trollope and Ian Sampson and added to the group, but in an inexperienced way I thought we could recruit a little bit younger. As I look back now I think we would have done really well with that original group but that might be my memory recalling that terrific run we had.

"That season we played Southend in the play offs. It didn't have the drama of the previous season but to lose what we felt was a soft penalty was harsh in the extreme, particularly after what had happened the previous season. That said, we hadn't scored over two legs and so we didn't help ourselves."

Listen to part two of our feature in full below:


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