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The views of the Cobblers boss

14 August 2021

Cobblers boss Jon Brady said he was proud of his squad as he reflected on Saturday’s hard fought 1-0 victory at Colchester United, Liam Roberts preserving a clean sheet with a couple of top-notch saves after Jon Guthrie scored the game’s only goal.

Fraser Horsfall was shown a red card late on for handball but Brady’s side remained resilient to ground out the three points.

“It was a very hard fought win,” he said.

“I felt early on in the game we looked comfortable and strong, we got the goal from a set piece and then had a couple of chances to make it 2-0.

“We had four very good chances overall but in the end we had to find a way to grind out the win.

“We can be better in a lot of things, certainly in possession but no one can question our spirit and character today.

“We weren’t calm enough on the ball at times and that put ourselves under pressure. It was like a defending session on the training ground after Fraser got sent off but the boys put their bodies on the line and Liam Roberts was exceptional.

“To hang on like we did at the end everyone needed to come to the table and they did. We had 24 hours less to recover for this game and it was tough but defensively I thought we looked really strong.

“We had warriors out there today and the desire and commitment was their for everyone to see.

“It’s been a good week and I’m pleased for the players and the staff, the three wins have all been different but we have still got a bit to do.”

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