Welcome back to the Proact for today’s game.
This is the first time I have had a chance to speak since match here against Millwall and it was massively disappointing to come away from that with a defeat, not only that but the manner of the defeat.
A lot has been said since that and it was disappointing to follow it up with another two defeats but I think it was been case of very fine margins in those games and unfortunately we found ourselves on the wrong side of them.
It was a good reaction at Oldham, it was important that although we didn’t win the game, that that we didn’t lose it either. It gives us a foot hold to come into Northampton with a bit of confidence, the clean sheet was a major plus for us and we will be looking to put on a performance today.
Although we have scored a few goals this season we have conceded a few as well, and you are not going to win games very often if you are not keeping goals out. That is not just the defence or the goalkeeper that is everyone. The clean sheet at the weekend was a good confidence booster, and the defence were terrific against Oldham.
Transfer deadline day obviously saw Charlie Raglan go to Oxford and I think that will be great for him, he is a good lad, a good player and he just wants to play football. We have obviously brought Connor Wilkinson in ourselves as we were probably a little light at the top-end of the pitch so he gives us another option there and he done well against Oldham at the weekend.
Tom Anderson has obviously came back from Burnley as well, he is a great lad who played well when he was with us last season and I have kept in touch with him. Tom was always keen on coming back but was not quite sure up until a couple of days beforehand that anything was going to happen.
Thankfully he got the call and it is good, it adds extra competition at the back with Hird, Evatt and young lads like Laurence Maguire. There is healthy competition there and that is needed if we are going to be successful this season.
Enjoy the game.