Cobblers 'will keep going for it' as Brady looks to address defensive frailties

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‘I believe fortune favours the brave and we will err on the side of going for it and not holding back.’

Jon Brady admits Cobblers have work to do to tighten up defensively after conceding seven goals from set-piece situations across the last four matches.

Town were particularly loose at the back against Leyton Orient on Tuesday when three corners led to goals for the home side, including Ruel Sotiriou’s dramatic stoppage-time winner.

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"When you concede any goal, you always look back and analyse what you could have done to avoid it,” said Brady. “We could have defended a lot of moments better but we will do.

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"It’s down to us to make sure we’re better and all we can do now is look forward and be ultra organised, even when we do have to make changes on our back-line. We have to make sure we're solid and we will make that better, I’m sure.

"We had a five game period earlier in the season where we were able to keep together a consistent back-line and during that time we picked up some good results. It’s really important to have that consistency all over the pitch but it’s not the case at the minute so we just have to deal with it and find a way.

"We know we will get results but we have to be controlled and first and foremost the performances have to be right. If we get our performances right, the results will come.”

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Tuesday’s winner was only the sixth goal Cobblers have conceded after the 80th minute this season, compared to the 13 they’ve scored themselves in that time.

"We have taken games to the opposition this season and Tuesday was no different,” added Brady. “Our approach is that we want to win games and we’re brave and we give it everything we’ve got. We came out on the wrong side this time, which is frustrating, but I’m proud of the boys and their character.

"I believe fortune favours the brave and we will err on the side of going for it and not holding back. Yes we can defend better in certain moments and maybe we could have closed the game out but I felt we could go and win it and that’s on me.”