BREAKING: Brady to stay in charge of Cobblers until the end of the season

Thomas gives his backing to Town's stand-in manager

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:54 pm
Jon Brady.

Jon Brady will remain in his role as manager of the Cobblers until the end of the current season.

The 46-year-old was named temporary boss just over three weeks ago when he stepped up from the youth team to replace Keith Curle, who was sacked after a six-game winless run.

Results did not immediately pick up under Brady but performances improved and he finally chalked up his first win when Town beat Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening.

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The Cobblers remain in the relegation zone but chairman Kelvin Thomas believes Brady, supported by assistants Ian Sampson and Marc Richards, is the right man to oversee their survival battle.

"We've been very impressed by Jon, Marc and Sammo," said Thomas. "It's difficult because I've not been there due to COVID but all the feedback I've had, and even just looking at performances, it's been positive.

"Jon is certainly getting more out of the lads and improving some players that maybe weren't doing as well previously, like with Ryan (Watson) and Mark (Marshall), so we're pleased with what's happened.

"Results didn't follow as much as we would have liked but getting that win this week was important and I think it was what we had deserved from some of the performances in the last few weeks."

CEO James Whiting added: "Speaking to the players and getting feedback from Jon, Rico and Sammo, there's a real vibrancy about the place. You wouldn't believe the atmosphere in training and around the dressing room considering the league position we're in.

"Jon has brought a real energy and real attention to detail with his planning and the level of training. There's been a massive buy-in from all the players as well and I think we've seen that in the performances.

"It was important to get that first win to validate what we've been doing and now there's a confidence we can build on it."