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JON BRADY SET TO MAKE CHANGES FOR CARABAO CUP TIE AT SWANSEA

The views of the Cobblers boss

8 August 2023

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JON BRADY SET TO MAKE CHANGES FOR CARABAO CUP TIE AT SWANSEA

The views of the Cobblers boss

8 August 2023

Jon Brady is looking forward to Tuesday's Carabao Cup tie at Swansea City.

The Cobblers head to South Wales on Tuesday evening, and Brady is looking forward to his squad testing themselves against thr Championship club, although he admits it will be a changed squad that makes the trip along the M4.

"We will make changes for Tuesday night, we have to as we have players wjo need a game and players who don't," he said.

"We will give minutes to some who are coming back and are looking to add sharpness and we will shuffle things around.

"Swansea are a very good side and it will be a big test for us. They play a good style of play, Michael Duff and Russell Martin before him both play a good brand of football but we will take on that challenge. We are looking forward to it and we want to be the best version of us that we can be, whoever we select."

The Cobblers boss also commented on the rule changes that came in to force on Saturday, particularly the decision to vastly increase the amount of added time

"The rule changes are having a big impact and a knock on effect," he said. "I fully support the yellow cards for delaying the game and players will learn they can't do it.

"In terms of timings, our game was the longest in the EFL at the weekend but I am not really sure it warranted that. We have to look at player welfare if we are jumping to timings like that. With five games in fifteen days and multiball too, that makes a huge difference. We want to give fans value for money but I just feel the amount of added time is over the top. Teams with small squads will suffer. You will get more injuries, more often. We will have to adjust training and adjust our methods if the game time is that long. It adds quantity but does it reduce quality for supporters? It is a concern.

"99.9% of managers are against the new timings but we will have to see how it settles down."


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