Wilder not planning major changes despite Cobblers defeat at Plymouth

Cobblers boss Chris Wilder
Cobblers boss Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder has said he will not look to make changes to his Cobblers side despite them succumbing to only their second loss of 2015 last weekend.

Town play host to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday in the first half of a Sixfields double header which is concluded with the visit of Carlisle United on Tuesday.

I’m encouraged by the standard of the performance in the game at Plymouth and we’re in good nick for the next game

Cobblers boss Chris Wilder

They go into the game bidding to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle which brought to an end a three-game winning streak and during which the club moved close to the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.

And Wilder will keep team alterations to a minimum as he bids to restore the team’s winning habit at the expense of a Tranmere side who are in the relegation zone but only by a single point.

“We’re not looking to change a lot because these are fine margins,” he said.

“That was the case in the games against Shrewsbury and Portsmouth prior to the Plymouth game.

“We will stick to our beliefs and stick to playing the way that we want to play.

“We’ve been excellent at home and we’ve got off to quick starts, and we will be looking to do that again.”

Wilder’s team remain the leading scorers in the division and have only lost twice in 2015 after a series of sweeping changes were made to the playing squad and support staff.

Despite losing at Plymouth, the manager was pleased with the way his team performed against a rival for the play-offs.

“I’m encouraged by the standard of the performance in the game at Plymouth and we’re in good nick for the next game,” he said.

“We had to make a couple of changes to the team and perhaps that unsettled us a touch but we’ll only be better and stronger for that.

“There was no disgrace in losing to Plymouth.

“You’re never happy to lose and you never accept defeat but we gave it a right go and the majority of play was to my right.

“We have to not feel sorry for ourselves but the level of performance has been very good since January.”