Caretaker King content to remain in temporary charge of the Cobblers

Andy King
Andy King

Andy King insists he is happy to remain in caretaker charge of the Cobblers and that his sole focus is on producing results ‘for the good of the club’.

Tuesday will mark a full calendar month in temporary control of first-team affairs for King, who has been the team’s interim boss since Aidy Boothroyd was sacked.

The search for Boothroyd’s permanent replacement goes on, with the club’s board of directors stating they will not be rushed into a decision.

On a personal level, King is happy to continue to run the playing side and attempt to haul the team away from relegation danger.

“I don’t have a view,” he said. “I’m enjoying being in charge and having the opportunity but I’m really just thinking about winning the next football match for the good of the club.

“It’s nice to win football matches, it was lovely to get that feeling at Newport.

“Selfishly I want to win games but I also want to win them for the good of the club and for the good of the people connected with it.

“You only have certain choices and I am happy to be in charge.”

Town go into their home game against Chesterfield on Saturday five points adrift of safety at the foot of Sky Bet League Two.

The match will be a fifth in charge for King (but for postponements it would be a seventh) but he is pragmatic about his current role at the club.

“I don’t think the players should be in the position they’re in but we can’t keep on saying that,” he said.

“You’ve got to adjust that situation. I’m going week to week and it’s not ideal but I’m happy to do it.

“Other people are doing it – Stuart Gray has done it for eight games at Sheffield Wednesday, for example.”