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The Cobblers boss looks ahead to Saturday's game at Plymouth Argyle

13 October 2020

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle says that honesty in the dressing room plays a big part as the squad adapt to life in League 1.

The Cobblers have four points from 5 games - exactly the same record as at the same stage last season - and Curle says the dressing room are aware of the work that needs to be done.

 We don't hide away from things, the last few games show we have work to do to continue our upward curve and the level of improvement that needs to come in a new division," he said.

"There are better players and better teams in this division and we are competing with them. But we know there are areas we need to improve upon. For example, when we get in to the final third of the pitch we need to show better quality that we know we have within the squad.

"We have played some good sides in the last few weeks and sides who are, who have been and continue to be a force in this division.

"We needed the first goal in the game on Saturday, but their keeper made a good save or two in the first half. Had we got in front it may have been a different story but we didn't and we don't shy away from that.

"We are learning on the job. Danny Rose has only had a few days training with us, Caleb is coming through as is Benny Ashley-Seal and we need to spend time nurturing the partnerships all over the pitch. We will get better as those partnerships build and as our knowledge of the new division builds."

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