Brady says 'no-one knows what goes on inside our building' amid 'incredible' injury 'trade-offs'

Players having to play through the pain barrier due to small squad and lengthy injury list

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:16 am
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:18 am
Jon Brady.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady says 'no-one knows what goes on inside our building' amid the 'incredible trade-offs' he is having to make on a weekly basis.

Town's interim manager has had to cope with a lengthening injury list as he tries to keep the club in Sky Bet League One this season.

Six players are currently sidelined, the latest of which is Alan Sheehan, while another two - Alex Jones and Mark Marshall - are nursing Achilles and hamstring injuries respectively.

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With an already small squad to choose from, it means the same players are having to play 90 minutes week in, week out.

"No-one knows what goes on inside our building and the problems you have within the group in terms of injuries and the fitness of players," said Brady.

"It's very hard to try and manage that at the moment because there's so many trade-offs all the time, it's incredible. That's a fight within itself - when you're putting people out there and they're struggling with injury. Sometimes you're playing a player that might only last 60 minutes and you know that."

Brady is hoping he can get one or two players back before the end of the season, but by then it might be too late.

He added: "What you've got to do is get the best out of them and that's where we're at with a few players at the moment because we have a small squad and we have so many injuries.

"Players are so committed and they're putting themselves out there when possibly they shouldn't."