Brady reveals how he wants his Cobblers team to play next season

'We want to create a side that has pace, power and athleticism.'

Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:53 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:01 pm
Jon Brady and his coaching staff during Sunday's game at Sunderland. Picture: Pete Norton.

Jon Brady has given Cobblers fans a little insight into how he wants his team to play in Sky Bet League Two next season.

Brady will start his first full season as an EFL manager in August after being appointed Town's permanent boss at the weekend.

Whilst he's been constrained by the limitations of the current squad since taking over this season, Brady has earned plenty of plaudits for organising the Cobblers and making them harder to beat, despite their eventual relegation.

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But next season, with the help of a summer overhaul, he hopes to implement a more attacking, entertaining brand of football.

"We want to be aggressive out of possession," said Brady. "Each team we come up against will play a different way but in League Two next season we want to create a side that has pace, power and athleticism.

"We want to be aggressive off the ball and we want to really press teams hard but on the flip side, in possession, you saw at Sunderland on Sunday that when we get the ball back, we gave it straight back to them.

"We want to be able to dominate possession and we want to have overlapping full-backs and we want to excite the fans and play a way to do that. Paul Knowles (groundsman) is going to create a pitch where it will be up to a standard that we can play on.

"But at times we don't want to overplay because we've got to be able to play around opposition, through opposition and over opposition. Ultimately, it's about giving the players a platform to have patterns to play through, around and over teams and we'll also be ultra-organised.

"I'm excited. You've seen what we've been able to do since we came in, more so out of possession because unfortunately, in this league, we don't retain the ball well enough, but I think we've had the second most clean sheets in the division since we took over.

"We've got so much hard work to do through the summer - I won't be having many days off! But that's because we're determined to get this right and we're going to be aggressive in what we do."