Horsfall believes Town fans are now seeing the best of him

Central defender thriving next to Lloyd Jones in a back four

Monday, 8th March 2021, 10:24 am
Fraser Horsfall.
Fraser Horsfall.

Cobblers defender Fraser Horsfall says he is enjoying life under Jon Brady after producing what he described as his best two performances of the season against Plymouth and Portsmouth.

The 24-year-old centre-back has not always had it easy after stepping up from Macclesfield Town last summer but the appointment of Brady as caretaker boss seems to have given him a new lease of life.

He was superb in the 2-0 victory over Plymouth on Tuesday and then just as good when Town hammered Portsmouth 4-1 at the weekend. He also scored his second goal for the club in that game, heading in Mickel Miller's corner on 32 minutes.

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Horsfall has formed a promising partnership with Lloyd Jones at the heart of defence after Brady moved away from Keith Curle's back three.

"I'm really enjoying it," he said. "I think these two games have been my best two games of the season and it's come at the right time.

"I feel I'm building a good partnership with Lloyd Jones in the back four and we're growing in confidence and I think you can tell that by the performances, not just me but all the lads.

"I think we feel a lot more organised in a four and I think you could see that, especially in the second-half on Saturday. They had a lot of pressure but we defended well and it's working as a four at the moment so we'll keep at it."

Saturday's impressive win lifted the Cobblers out of the relegation zone and up to 19th, but having played more games than three of the sides around them, they will need to keep picking up results.

"We're not going to get too ahead of ourselves," Horsfall added. "We know it's a good win and each game that comes now, if we perform like that, we'll be absolutely fine.

"It's just building confidence from that and from the win the other day and hopefully now we can go on a bit of a run.

"All the lads believe in ourselves and we believe we're a good enough team and to be honest I think a result and a performance like that had been coming.

"We've got to build on this result. We can't waste our hard work. Confidence will be sky high now but we won't look too far ahead and we'll focus on the next game and trying to get three more points."