Northampton Town: Langmead’s confident of achieving next year

Swindon Town V Cobblers. 'Kelvin Langmead.
Swindon Town V Cobblers. 'Kelvin Langmead.

Kelvin Langmead believes the Cobblers should be looking to ‘achieve something’ next season and put the disappointment of the current campaign behind them.

The defender has experienced all the highs and lows of what has been a generally bad season for the Cobblers.

He had some moments to forget in the dark days of the autumn but rose to prominence in the second half of the year, to the point where he actually featured quite heavily in the player-of-the-year voting.

Langmead finished third in the poll, and it’s not a case of onwards and upwards for the former Peterborough man.

“It (next season) has got to be better than this one, for a start,” he said.

“We’ve got to be looking to progress. With the manager being here, the players he has been able to attract to the club and the way we’ve finished the season I think we can look to achieve something next year.

“I’m looking forward to getting a good pre-season under me because I didn’t get one last summer so I think that will help.

“We’ll all have a little break and then come back ready to go.”

It’s been a good few days for Kyle Walker – the former Cobblers loanee was named PFA young player of the year last week and celebrated by scoring a free-kick for Tottenham that Roberto Carlos (or maybe Michael Jacobs?) would have been proud of.

Things could get better yet for Walker, who is still very fondly at Sixfields, as the player is being touted as a potential selection to make the trip to this summer’s European Championships with England.,

Unless Aidy Boothroyd makes any surprise selections for the game at Rotherham on Saturday, the number of players used by the club this season will stand at a gigantic 43.

Such a large figure tells its own story but how many of the 43 can you name? They are:

Sam Walker, Nana, Ashley Corker, Ben Tozer, John Johnson, Byron Webster, Arron Davies, Paul Turnbull, Jake Robinson, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Michael Jacobs, Ashley Westwood, Lewis Young, Bas Savage, Nick McKoy, Kelvin Langmead, Kevin Thornton, Lumbardh Salihu, Nathaniel Wedderburn, Marlon Jackson, Chris Arthur, Andy Holt, George Baldock, Saido Berahino, Jason Crowe, Tadhg Purcell, Derek Niven, Greg Kaziboni, Shane Higgs, Freddy Hall, Ben Harding, Akwasi Asante, Ryan Gilligan, Chris Weale, Luke Guttridge, Matt Duke, Toni Silva, Clarke Carlisle, Blair Adams, Neal Kitson, Anthony Charles, Lewis Wilson, Brett Williams