Brady accepts Ipswich visit is simply a 'must-win game' for Cobblers
Town will be on the brink of relegation if they lose to Tractor Boys
Jon Brady admits tomorrow night's visit of Ipswich Town is simply a 'must-win game' for the Cobblers if they are to have any chance of staying up.
Town are now four points adrift of Wigan and a further one behind AFC Wimbledon with just four games of the season to go.
"It is a must-win game," admitted Brady. "We have four games to go. I hate the fact that things are out of our control but it's a must-win against Ipswich, it is. That's a fact.
"It's probably been magnified 100 times more after the results on Saturday and the hardest thing is that results are out of our control at the moment.
"But our home form has been very good and that's a positive for us. We just have to focus on winning the game tomorrow night, it's as simple as that.
"You can't think about other results, you just have to focus on our game and whatever will be, will be. We will do our best and if the outcome is three points for us, then that's all we can focus on.
"Who knows - we get three points tomorrow night and we might only be a point from safety. All we can control is ourselves and how we want to play and what we need to beat the opposition."
Whilst Ipswich looks a daunting prospect on paper, the Tractor Boys head to the PTS in poor form having not won - or scored in - any of their last four matches.
Brady added: "They are a club in transition at the moment. (Paul) Cooky obviously wants to implement his changes and the players are going through those changes, but we can't focus on that.
"We can only attack the game as best as we can. I went and watched them play against Charlton on Saturday and I believe we can take the game to them at home.
"We played well at their place and you try to take confidence from anything you can, but that was a while ago now.
"If we can play to the best of our ability, we can give anyone in this league a good game and I think we showed that at times on Friday night against Peterborough."