Brady 'will never give in' as rallies Cobblers to 'fight until the very end'

Town have four games to save themselves

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 11:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 11:44 am
Jon Brady.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady is not yet ready to give up hope on beating the drop this season and insists he and his players are prepared to 'fight until the very end'.

Northampton entertain Ipswich Town at the PTS this evening in desperate need of all three points to maintain any realistic chance of avoiding relegation back to League Two.

Whilst things look grim at the moment, victory tonight coupled with favourable results elsewhere will bring the Cobblers to within a point of safety, meaning it would be all to play for going into the final three games of the season.

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"We can do one of two things right now," said Brady. "We can give in and let the season peter out or we can stand up and keep fighting until the very end.

"That's the only solution available to us and we're going to fight and keep working as hard as we possibly can. Results haven't been where we want them to be but it's simple now - we have to show absolute courage, determination and give it everything we've got and try and get a result.

"If you haven't got hope, you've got nothing. If you haven't got belief, you've got nothing. This team has proven that they can beat opposition in and around the play-offs and we can match any side on ability but it's about being consistent through the 90 minutes from the first whistle to the last whistle.

"We've been known to make very simple errors at crucial times in games but I think with the situation we're in now, everyone expects we're down and sometimes that can take the pressure off.

"Within the building, we don't believe that one bit. We will keep working and keep fighting and never submit and never give in. I always think there's hope and there's a chance that we can stay up.

"If we win tomorrow night and other results are favourable, we're only one point behind and the whole picture changes again and that's all we need - the picture to change."