Chris Wilder is confident he has enough ‘attacking quality’ and a suitable lack of ‘shirkers’ in his Cobblers squad despite watching them slump to a home defeat to Plymouth Argyle.
The 2-0 loss to the Pilgrims leaves Town seven points adrift at the bottom of the Football League and with doubts growing about the side’s ability to stave off relegation this term.
Wilder has signed six new players since becoming Northampton manager and gave four of them debuts in the defeat to Plymouth.
And he is sure he has enough quality at his disposal to ensure the team will remain in the League this term, although he is painfully aware their defending needs to improve.
“We’ve got to better defensively, the two goals we conceded today were very poor,” he said.
“The players were positive and there were some decent aspects to our game. But we gave ourselves a mountain to climb with the two goals we gave away, they were very poor ones.
“The goals gave Plymouth a massive boost and were a real knock back for us, especially the second goal which gave them a big lift before the break.
“There are no shirkers in the team and the players are having a right go at it despite all the changes. We haven’t got time and we need to affect things pretty quickly.
“There is enough experience in the side now but we need to be much harder to play through and not give teams a two-goal start. That allowed Plymouth to sit back and it was difficult for us to create chances.
“I’m confident there is enough attacking quality in the team and there will not be many more changes. This is the group of players that has got to take the opportunity but we badly need that first win.”