Brady: Cobblers have no 'free hits' left
Town's remaining five opponents are all in the promotion hunt
Cobblers boss Jon Brady insists his side cannot afford to treat Friday’s trip to rivals Peterborough as a ‘free hit’.
In-form Posh, currently second in the league, are overwhelming favourites with the bookies to extend their winning run in this fixture to seven league matches.
Darren Ferguson’s side have won three of their last four games and are the second-highest scorers in the division with 70 goals, more than double Town’s tally.
But with only five games left, Brady knows his side will have to pull off a couple of big wins to have any chance of staying up.
“No, it’s not a free hit,” he said. “We’ve got to go there and give it everything we’ve got because we need to try and get a result out of the game.
“It’s not a free hit, there’s no free hits left with five games to go. You’ve got to scrap and fight and show your quality as well and who knows – stranger things have happened. Wouldn’t it be great if we got a win there?”
Cobblers dropped back into the bottom four after AFC Wimbledon and Wigan Athletic pulled off big wins in midweek, but Brady is only focused on what he can control.
“There’s nothing we can do about other results - they’re out of our control,” he added.
“We just need to win as many games as we can between now and the end of the season to try and gain back control.
“It will obviously be tough with the run-in we’ve got but we will keep giving it everything we’ve got – that’s all we can ask.