Cobblers boss Wilder: We feel we can win every game

Zander Diamond played more than an hour at Accrington on Saturday after Ryan Cresswell's sending-off
Zander Diamond played more than an hour at Accrington on Saturday after Ryan Cresswell's sending-off
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Chris Wilder says the Cobblers currently feel unstoppable but will send his team out with a warning that they must work harder than ever against Morecambe on Saturday.

Town play host to the Shrimps on the back of a four-game winning streak and with the gap to the Sky Bet League Two play-offs now just seven points.

They survived a scare at Accrington last week, winning 5-1 despite the first-half dismissal of defender Ryan Cresswell, a warning Wilder has urged his players to heed.

“We’re going into every game feeling we can win,” he said. “But just because we’re on a decent run it doesn’t mean we get a goal start. There’s no advantage to us just because we’re playing well, but we are a strong group and we’re very confident at the moment.

“Anything can happen and we saw that on Saturday when we were in total control for 25 minutes when one long ball did us and the complexion of the game changed.

“It went from a comfortable position to a tough afternoon so things can happen and we know we’ll have to work harder than in the previous games.”

“There’s no need to tinker with it (the team) – we’ve got good players waiting to come into our side,” said Wilder. “Players like Darren Carter, Ben Tozer and Chris Hackett are available for us too and they are all players who have got good qualities and good character.

“They have to wait until there is an injury or a suspension to get their chance and that is what will happen with Zander now.

“He was absolutely first class when he came on at Accrington and I believe he would get in any team in this division.

“We’ve only conceded two goals this month and one of those was a penalty so we’ve tightened things up defensively and Zander has had to bide his time.”