Northampton Town manager Keith Curle is wary of judging opponents Yeovil on their lowly league position as he looks to earn three points for the Cobblers this weekend, as reported by local media.
Northampton are in 14th place, seven points outside the top seven, whilst Darren Way’s Glovers are languishing in 19th, five points adrift of their opponents. The former Carlisle boss was in no mood to take that lightly as his side look to close the gap on the play-off spots.
“Where somebody else is in the table can change very quickly,” said the Cobblers boss. “I don’t look at the league table, and haven’t looked at the league table, apart from knowing how many points I am from the play-offs.”
“Every game is an opportunity to gain points and build momentum, but we prepare exactly the same for every game, in terms of the information we give the players and the detailed planning we do.”
Curle took over at Sixfields from Dean Austin earlier this season and has steadied the ship as they enter the festive period. The clash will see former Yeovil striker Dean Bowditch line up against his former club and he too is relishing the challenge.
“Since leaving, I think I have only played one game down there,” he told the Northampton Chronicle. “I have either been injured or not played, and I didn’t score in that one game – so hopefully I can do it in this one.”
This is an important clash for both sides, a win for Northampton pushes them closer to that mid table obscurity they desperately crave. There’s an outside play-off shout from them too, but they need to rack up the wins over Christmas.
As for Yeovil, after a great start they’ve collapsed and another defeat would only edge them closer to the bottom two.