Brady happy to help Thomas in any way he can as Cobblers look at 'structure' changes

Chairman spoke recently about need to assess medium-term outlook of club

Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:25 am
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:26 am
Jon Brady.
Jon Brady.

Jon Brady says he is prepared to help Kelvin Thomas in any way he can after the Cobblers chairman recently revealed he is exploring the possibility of making changes to the club’s ‘structure’.

Thomas confirmed last month that Brady will stay on as manager until the end of the season but in the meantime he plans to hold conversations with various parties about what changes could be made to ensure Northampton are more sustainable at League One level.

“We will look at the medium term and what could come next,” said Thomas. “We had some great success under Keith (Curle) but we didn’t necessarily look at the medium-term.

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“We need to maybe take stock and look at the longer term and what the club needs and things like style of play and support staff come into that.”

Thomas also confirmed that Brady, plus assistants Ian Sampson and Marc Richards, will all be consulted on any changes.

Whilst Town's current boss is very much focused on the here and now and trying to ensure the club are still in League One next season, he is prepared to help out when those conversations take place.

“I want to do anything for the club that’s positive and that will help,” said Brady. “But first and foremost, I’ve got to compartmentalise everything at the moment.

“I’m just making sure that on Saturday we get the right result and we get three points, it’s as simple as that.

“If I did look ahead and look at the future, yes, definitely, that is something I would love to help the club with and go forward with and be really positive about.

“But at the moment, that’s something way in the distance and it’s just all about focusing on trying to get the three points on Saturday.”

Brady’s most immediate challenge is trying to get three points against Crewe Alexandra this weekend.

“They’re another really good footballing side,” Brady added. “David Artell has done a really good job there and they’ve had that DNA throughout the club for many years now, even going back to when I played against them.

“They play some very good stuff and we will be working hard to nullify that and looking to get another three points at home.”