Life hasn’t been easy for Northampton Town since they slipped into League Two and manager Dean Austin has revealed he’s perhaps been ‘too loyal’ to his players after their recent awful form.
His side is 20th in the table, 88th in the Football league after a tough open period of the campaign. They’ve won just once in ten competitive matches, a 2-1 victory away to high-flying Colchester United.
Austin revealed he has stuck by his players, but he’ll make changes if anyone puts their hand up and gets noticed.
“Maybe I have been too loyal,” Austin said when quizzed on team selections by local media. “But if there are people who I think can do the job better than the ones that are in there, and they are training well and showing they can be better than what I have got, then I won’t hesitate to change it.”
He also told of being an unhappy man when he doesn’t win, meaning he’s not been smiling for a while now.
“If I am not winning, then I am not happy, no matter what people say, and people think I am a nice guy and all that rubbish, well I am not interested. I am interested in winning games of football, and my job is to find a formula with what I have..”
He’s a desperate man in a dire situation. Northampton Town shouldn’t be where they are, but they struggle in front of goal badly.
Losing to Cheltenham and Port Vale is hard to take, both are sides that you should be beating if you harbour promotion aspirations. Maybe they don’t.