The Northampton Town team is in good spirits these days. And why not? After all, they just only ended Shrewsbury’s unbeaten league run at home.
The Cobblers have managed to match Chelsea when they beat Shewsbury at their home ground, becoming only the second side to do so.
The team’s boss Chris Wilder said that the victory just intensified their hopes of winning promotion, especially after claiming maximum points that caused them to move to within six points of a play-off place.
“The expectation level has been raised another notch, especially after winning at a team that is tipped to go up” Wilder told BBC Radio. “The players should take confidence from going to arguably one of the best sides in the league and winning.”
However, Wilder said that nobody would be getting carried away since they still have Portsmouth to deal with.
“There is enough experience in that changing room and staff to know that we are not going to get carried away with the performance and result” he said.
As well they should, considering that Portsmouth is also a good contender. In fact, Portsmouth boss Andy Awford’s team has managed to win four out of their last six games which includes a 6-2 victory at Cambridge United in their last away outing.
The game can go either way. And as Wilder puts it:
“Portsmouth are in good nick. They had a fantastic result on Tuesday night [at home to Tranmere], coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2, and a tough game on Saturday [goalless draw against Oxford]. By all reports possibly they shaded it and deserved to win, and they won 6-2 at Cambridge a couple of weeks ago.”
Of course two great opposing teams only means exciting game. I don’t know about you, but I’ll definitely be tuning in.