Brady hails 'proper team performance' as he revels in first win as Cobblers caretaker boss
Cobblers' delighted caretaker boss Jon Brady hailed a 'proper team performance' after he claimed his first win in charge with victory over Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.
Town ended their 11-game winless streak with a first victory of 2021 and it owed much Ryan Watson and a hard-fought defensive rearguard.
The in-form midfielder broke the deadlock with a fine finish just before half-time and then sealed the points by converting from close-range midway through the second-half.
The win takes Cobblers off the foot of Sky Bet League One and up to 22nd place.
"It's very pleasing," said Brady. "I thought we scored at the right times and we managed the game very well.
"Every single player, to a man, worked extremely hard and to get a result like that, you need eight or nine players to be better than the opposition and I thought everyone came to the table tonight.
"(Jonathan) Mitchell has got some criticism but he showed great character and the boys showed great character and for me, I feel that has to be a start for us in terms of managing the game because we were up against a good side.
"We believe the performances have been stronger but tonight it felt like it all came together and that was a proper team performance."