Brady happy for 'little old Northampton' to be the 'underdog' against Charlton

Town going for three straight wins

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:23 pm
Jon Brady.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady is more than happy for his side to play up to the 'underdog' tag when they take on promotion hopefuls Charlton Athletic this evening.

The Addicks, currently ninth in League One, are not in the best of form going into tonight's fixture, particularly on home soil where they have not won in eight matches.

Town, by contrast, have won both of their last two, although Brady believes the pressure is off when they head to The Valley.

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"There's nothing better than an underdog in my opinion and we're the underdog going to Charlton," he said. "They may be lacking in form but they're an ex-Premiership outfit and they're expected to in the play-offs at least, if not win promotion.

"We've got belief in ourselves and belief in one another and belief in what we do. We're just looking forward to the challenge again.

"The pressure will be on them. There's no pressure on us. They're expected to be there and they've got to be in and around it and get promotion.

"They're fighting little old Northampton, let's see them try!"

Among several danger men for Charlton is leading scorer Chuks Aneke, who has 13 goals in all competitions this season.

Brady added: "We've watched them and they've got good players with a good manager who has been there and done it in the Premiership, but we can be confident and have belief in what we want to do.

"We're respectful of them but we've shown lately that we can get results against top-10 sides and we have no-one to fear and we don't play with fear."