Brady alters his approach for Cobblers' final nine games of the season

'I've got to the point now where we're not going to worry about the opposition too much because it's all about us and what we do on the day.'

Friday, 26th March 2021, 3:05 pm
Jon Brady.
Jon Brady.

Cobblers interim manager Jon Brady has made the decision to change tack and put all the emphasis on his own team going into these final nine games of the season.

Town face two huge matches in the next six days with a trip to second-from-bottom AFC Wimbledon this weekend before 17th-placed Shrewsbury Town visit the PTS on Good Friday.

A tough-looking encounter at league leaders Hull City follows on Easter Monday, but Brady is no longer going to waste too much time thinking about the opposition.

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"I've got to the point now where we're not going to worry about the opposition too much because it's all about us and what we do on the day," he said. "We've got to be right and we've got to have the best attitude and play our way and play at our tempo.

"People might look at the fixtures and think 'we could pick up points here and we could pick up points there' but mark my words, we will be going out to win every single game.

"It might be this team we pick up points or it might be that team. There will be twists and turns all the way through but can we be consistent in our performances and focus on ourselves? That's the simple message."

Nonetheless, the importance of tomorrow's game at Plough Lane cannot be understated. A win would give Cobblers some breathing space over their relegation rivals while a defeat could send them back into the drop zone.

"Everyone knows the importance of each game," continued Brady. "We know we're not always going to get our own way because each game is totally different.

"It's about being consistent in terms of our performance levels and also having belief in what we do and how we want to play.

"The players needed some reminders after Saturday but the boys delivered on Tuesday. People will say we need another win and it's all about the result but if we get our performances right, the rest will take care of itself and that's more important to me right now.

"We go into every game trying to win."