'Hurt' Brady says Cobblers are 'desperate' to turn things around for their supporters

'I've spent five years working for this football club now and I have immense pride in what we've done and how this club has moved forward and what this club does within the community.'

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:42 pm
Jon Brady.

Cobblers caretaker boss Jon Brady says he is 'hurt' by the club's current plight and remains 'desperate' to turn the situation around after they hit their lowest point with defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday.

On a 12-game winless run in all competitions, Northampton are bottom of the pile in Sky Bet League One with just 26 points and 24 goals from 31 fixtures ahead of tonight's clash against Plymouth Argyle,

Brady, who has strong connections with the local area, knows how much the club means to supporters and that hurts him more than anything.

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"When you hit rock bottom, there's only one way to go and that's up," he said. "It does hurt for myself, Ian (Sampson) and Marc (Richards) because we've lived here for a long time and it's our home and our family's home.

"When it means that much more to you, it really hurts. I've spent five years working for this football club now and I have immense pride in what we've done and how this club has moved forward and what this club does within the community.

"It has a positive impact on the community so it hurts me how the results hurt our supporters and I have to take that on the chin at the moment and I want the players to know that first and foremost.

"It's difficult not having that connection and not having our supporters with us at the moment but we want to give them some hope and we want to show them we are fighting tooth and nail and we're not going to keep giving up goals too easily.

"We're desperate and we're going to give everything - as always - but we just need to be more decisive in both boxes and more clinical with our finishing. We've got to convert our chances and put them away and then be decisive in our defending."

After playing several teams around them in recent weeks, Town now face a tricky run of fixtures starting against Plymouth, who have lost just one of their past eight games.

"They're a good footballing side and very progressive in the way Ryan (Lowe) wants to play," added Brady. "They try to play the right way and they can be exciting going forwards but they'll have weaknesses as well and we need to exploit and expose those weaknesses.

"We're looking forward to the contest, we really are, and we'll try to do everything to get a positive result. I would take not playing at our best and winning 1-0 with a scruffy, ugly goal."