Brady satisfied with a good night's work after Cobblers overcome 'slow start' in West Ham friendly

Town narrowly beaten but show promise in entertaining pre-season affair at Sixfields

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 10:09 pm
Jon Brady.
Jon Brady.

Jon Brady came away relatively satisfied with what he saw from his side despite their 2-1 defeat to West Ham United on Tuesday.

Town's second pre-season friendly ended in a narrow loss but presented Brady with plenty of positives, particularly in the second-half.

Sam Hoskins scored Cobblers only goal, turning in Benny Ashley-Seal's cross after half-an-hour, while Mitch Pinnock and Scott Pollock were among those to catch the eye.

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"It was a bit of a slow start from us with the two goals we conceded early on," admitted Brady. "But I thought we grew into the game thereafter and looked a lot better in the second-half.

"I thought our young lads came on and did ever so well. They played with a little bit of freedom and overall we're just building the fitness up.

"It's only our second game and it was good to get two sets of 45 minutes for most players with some getting 60-odd minutes.

"It was a different type of workout because they had a lot of the ball and at times it was about our shape and our work out of possession and then how we dealt with it when we got the ball back on the transition.

"We turned it over a little bit sloppily at times but there's plenty to work on and all in all, it was a good run-out for us and I think it's also a clean bill of health, which is important."