Cobblers boss plans to halt relegation threat
Written by Newsteam on November 20, 2020
Cobblers’ boss Keith Curle is mapping out plans to prevent his team crashing down into League Two. He hopes the team’s win against Stevenage in the Papa John’s Trophy group stage will give his side a badly needed shot of confidence.
That he hopes will boost them as they prepare for their next match against Burton Albion.
Speaking after the Accrington Stanley match, Curle told reporters: “Clean sheet, good to see the lads take penalties, it gives us some confidence.”
Northampton Town play away at Burton on Saturday, after a poor run of form playing a team that sits second bottom in the table could be just what they need.
After the game against Accrington Stanely last Saturday, Curle defended his side’s result against their visitors “Accrington Stanely deservedly got into this division and stayed in this division for the last couple of years. They’re ahead of us with their development and their foundation but we’re making progress”.
The Cobblers have really found themselves in a spot of bother in games at the PTS Academy Stadium. In their last three games, Curle’s side haven’t registered a single goal and creativity has been lacking.
The Stevenage game was a chance for the Cobblers to gain some much needed confidence going into two key away league fixtures.
Now Curle’s men must build that performance. The Cobblers’ next match is against 23rd placed Burton Albion. This will be a must-win game for Curle’s men.
Another major game away at Rochdale follows the Burton match. The stakes will be high. Rochdale, like the Cobblers, are also tipped for the drop after a poor start to the season.
When Northampton were last in League One in the 2017-18 season, they were relegated, finishing 22nd. A repeat of such a finish seems to be more expected this time around, with most bookies having the Cobblers odds on to fall back to League Two.
If Curle’s side can pick up some key results in the next couple of weeks, throwing objects at his players will hopefully no longer be necessary.