A rejuvenated and re-focused Kevin van Veen is determined to put the nightmares of last season behind him and use his first Northampton goal, scored at Carlisle United on Saturday, as a springboard for far happier times.
Skipper Ash Taylor is fully focused on helping Cobblers ‘get back to where they belong’ after months of speculation surrounding his future at the club were put to bed when the summer transfer window closed last week.
When Dean Austin came out to reflect on his side’s 2-2 draw at Carlisle United on Saturday, there was little talk of a hard-earned point away from home. Instead, the focus was on an opportunity missed as he looked to send the ‘unbelievable’ 349 visiting fans home happy.
Carlisle United manager John Sheridan felt his side ‘did enough’ to beat the Cobblers on Saturday as he bemoaned referee Tom Nield’s ‘ridiculous’ decision not to award the Cumrbians a ‘stonewall penalty’ in stoppage-time.