Important game-time for fringe players as Cobblers draw with Coventry in friendly

Richards happy with run-out

By James Heneghan
Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 4:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 4:26 pm
Scott Pollock.
Scott Pollock.

Fringe players earned some important match minutes during a 1-1 draw with Coventry City in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Wednesday.

Jonny Maxted, Michael Harriman, Max Dyche, Josh Flanagan and Scott Pollock were all involved as Northampton went ahead before being pegged back.

"It was a good work out and got some match practice and sharpness in to some of the squad who needed it and so it was a very worthwhile exercise," said coach Marc Richards.

"The game allowed those players to top up their minutes and to get some match fitness under their belts which was important.

"We are heading in to a busy schedule with a number of Tuesday night games, so we need as many players match sharp and ready to go as possible as they may all be needed at some stage in the next few weeks. With that in mind we wanted to get those members of the squad a game this week and this was perfect for us.

"All of the first-team staff were there, Jon Brady, Colin Calderwood, James Alger and myself and the game also gave the second year scholars the chance to show us what they can do playing with and against some players with first team experience."