Northampton Town’s Spirits Are Lifted After Breaking Unbeaten Home Run

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The┬áNorthampton Town team is in good spirits these days. And why not? After all, they just only ended Shrewsbury’s unbeaten league run at home.

That’s right!

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.

Martin Foyle The New Head Of Recruitment At Northampton Town

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Northampton Town has found their new head of recruitment! That’s right.┬áMartin Foyle, former Hereford United manager, has been recently appointed as the head of recruitment for the Cobblers.

This is particularly good news for Foyle as he’s been out of football after being dismissed by Conference Premier side Southport in October after just 14 games.

The 51-year-old will work side by side with Chris Wilder, manager of League Two side 2, to help the Cobblers who are currently 11th in the table.

According to Wilder, Foyle was selected not only because of his extensive experience but also his eye for a player. And his responsibility now entails identifying possible signings for the Cobblers.

Wilder was quoted as saying:

“Recruitment is a key task. It needs someone dedicated to the role full time. Martin already has a team of scouts working for him and the club in different geographical areas and they are watching a lot of players on our behalf. It seems likely short-term loans won’t be allowed in the Football League next season, and even if they are, I want to get away from us having to borrow players from other clubs unless we need to in an emergency. As manager I have the final say on who comes in, but the job of Martin and his team of scouts is to identify and recommend players for consideration and we have made an excellent appointment.”

Will Foyle be able to meet the club’s and everyone else’s expectations? Let’s hope so.