Brady has held 'positive conversations' with chairman Thomas

Interim manager has five points from six games but board are encouraged by performances

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:26 am
Jon Brady celebrates his first win.

Cobblers chief Jon Brady says he has held ‘positive conversations’ with chairman Kelvin Thomas over his role as caretaker manager.

Town’s interim boss gained his first win in charge on Tuesday night when Ryan Watson scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle, a result which lifted them off the foot of the table.

But Brady has been encouraged by his team’s performances in all six games and says the club’s hierarchy see it the same way, although he is yet to be made manager on a more full-time basis.

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"I’ve had really positive conversations with the chairman and he can see what we’re doing and he believes in myself, Ian (Sampson) and Marc(Richards) and he believes in the positive changes that have come within individuals,” said Brady.

“You see some individuals really flourishing at the moment and we’re talking positive. All I can say is that it’s on to the next game and we look forward to the next game.

“It’s not about me and I don’t want to be selfish. I love this club to bits and this club has employed me for the last five years and I’ve given everything to develop young talent.

“We’re giving everything to improve individuals and as a collective we’re building together and we’re building belief - look at Watto scoring goals for fun at the moment. He’s had new life breathed into him and a lot of those players feel a freedom at the moment.

"I get great from these boys opening up and expressing themselves and letting themselves go."

The PTS pitch was also in better condition on Tuesday following the recent improved weather.

"Fair credit to the ground staff as well," Brady added. "The pitch felt more knitted together and a lot firmer and it was slicker. We put water on it and we were able to move the ball.

"We had to do a bit of defending as well but everyone is pulling together at this football club to support us and help us stay in this division."