Cobblers boss Boothroyd underlines his commitment to the club

TOO MUCH - Aidy Boothroyd knows his Cobblers squad is too big at present

TOO MUCH - Aidy Boothroyd knows his Cobblers squad is too big at present


Aidy Boothroyd has once again underlined his commitment to the Cobblers and believes stability will prove to be vital to the club.

There have been fresh calls this week for a change of manager at Town, who went out of the FA Cup second round with a 2-0 defeat to Grimsby on Saturday.

But Boothroyd, whose team head to fellow strugglers Bury this weekend, insists he remains the best man for the job and is confident he will keep his job through the current crisis.

“I don’t want to go anywhere,” said Boothroyd. “Stability is the key, I really do think that. When the chapter in my book comes out about my time here it will be about it being a learning curve.

“I’ve never been in a final, lost it, and then had so many changes to make afterwards, some forced and some chosen.

“It’s been a tough first half of the season, no doubt about that, and next year I will know what I want to do because of it.

“It’s very easy to change the manager, change this or change that. If you think he’s good then you stick with him, if not you don’t.

“But people are too quick to change. I’m lucky and grateful that I’ve got a guy that appreciates me and appreciates what I’m trying to do.”

But while Boothroyd also admits the team’s poor form - especially away from home - cannot continue, he feels they have ‘turned a corner’ in recent weeks.

“It does help to have the stability but at the same time I’m not stupid,” he said. “You can’t go on losing forever.

“We have turned the corner. For the first time in a good few weeks I’ve felt happy about the team going out there and thinking they can win.

“That’s because of the personnel and the balance we’ve got in there and the ingredients we have to get wins.”




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