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Defender also reflects on being within a fraction of scoring the winning goal on Tuesday

6 November 2020

Northampton Town defender Fraser Horsfall was at the centre of the action against MK Dons on Tuesday night.

He played his part as the side recorded a clean sheet, and almost won the game at the other end, particularly when his second half header came back off the underside of the cross bar.

Although frustrated not to have scored, Horsfall took plenty from that clean sheet.

"I always take the positives and we were pleased with the clean sheet but on a personal note I had two chances to score headers and I was disappointed not to take at least one of them," he said.

"We were pleased with the clean sheet, we wanted it and it was massive for us. That was a real plus and something for us to build on."

Horsfall then reflected on the two scoring opportunities that came his way, the first when he headed wide from a Ricky Holmes' cross, and the second when he hit the bar from Alan Sheehan's set play delivery.

"Ricky did well with his cross, I just had to steer it on target and I was disappointed not to have scored," he said.

"The second one was more unlucky I felt. It hit the bottom of the cross bar and on another day it skims the bar and goes in, but on Tuesday it bounced away.

"Ricky Holmes is a great player. He has a lot of experience and he helps us young players. He made a big impact when he came on on Tuesday.

"The first League 1 clean sheet mattered to us and we were pleased to record that on Tuesday.

"We go in to Monday's game at Oxford City in good shape. We won't take that game lightly at all, we will prepare properly and go there fully focussed looking to get a good result. We know it will be tough.

"I enjoy the FA Cup, it is something different and a break from the league and we are looking forward to it."

Thank you to Norris & Fisher for sponsoring Fraser Horsfall this season.

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