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The Cobblers boss on keeping an open mind about the weeks ahead

24 March 2020

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle has said that the current coronavirus outbreak means that his plans for the first team squad are having to remain flexible.

At times last week, the Cobblers boss was working towards bringing his squad in for training this week, plans that then changed in accordance with Government advice and restrictions.

"The uncertainty does make it hard for us to plan too much. We are keeping an open mind and clearly football is secondary in every aspect because the health and safety of everyone concerned is paramount," he said.

"Everyone is seeing and is in tune with the daily updates from the Government and we have to follow that advice and work within those guidelines.

"Football is not immune to this. A lot of people use sport as an escape but this is real. It is affecting every person, every household, every industry. All we can do is be guided by the Government and the authorities to abide by the restrictions that are there for the benefit of everyone."

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