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KEITH CURLE - 'WE ARE RARING TO GO FOR THE PLAY OFFS'

Cobblers boss says squad can't wait to get going

25 May 2020

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle says the playing squad are already raring to go ahead of a potential League 2 play off semi final.

The club are awaiting ratification from the EFL Board and the FA, but all being well they could be taking part in a two legged play off semi final next month.

"Being part of a play off campaign will be fantastic for us and we can't wait to get going," he said.

"We are getting all the information we need on board and awaiting the phone call that says we have the clearance to return and get going again. If we do, we will be going all out to win promotion.

"As a group, the squad are very well connected, together and very focussed and there has certainly been a step up in intensity about them in the last few days. We are awaiting clarity but we can now see there is something to aim for, a prize to go for and we will be up for it and ready, there is no doubt about that.

"When we return we will check where the players are physically and mentally, make sure they are healthy and make sure all protocols are in place. Once we get that clarity, wheels are all ready and set to go in to motion and then it will be full steam ahead preparing for the play offs. We are competitive and we want to get back the environment we know best.

"We will treat every game as a cup tie. It will be strange, there will be no form for any of the sides involved but that is the same up and down the country. But, we know how we play, what is required and what our jobs are. We will show the opposition all the respect they deserve but we will be up for the games, we will be ready and well prepared. We are fully focussed and we know what we will look to do. If we can hit our targets we set ourselves, we know we are a tough side to play against.

"Apart from Shaun McWilliams, the squad will be fully fit and ready. The medical department are happy with where the players are at, based on the reports we have, and we are looking forward to it. The chance of these play offs feels like a release for the players, they are chomping at the bit to get going."


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