Jon Brady praised his squad as he reflected on the 2-1 Carabao Cup first round win at Coventry City, on-loan Spurs striker Kion Etete bagging a brace on his debut as the Cobblers came from behind to knock out Championship opposition.
“It was a strong performance and to come from behind against a Championship side shows real spirit, fight, courage and endeavour,” he said.
“We started off a bit shaky but we adjusted our shape and grew into the game.
“Even in our poorer moments in the first half we created some good chances on the break we just needed to be a bit more clinical.
“We showed our flexibility tonight and that we are adaptable. We grew in confidence after a few chances and once we were a bit braver in our shape out of possession we really took it on.
“We’ve got a good group, they are really tight and they all push each other on.
“Kion is a young man learning his trade, he’ll have strong nights like tonight and he will have bumps in the road but tonight is a strong start for him.
“It was great to see the fans here again and it sends a real tingle down the spine but this is just another step for us and Colchester on Saturday will be a totally different game again.”