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Boothroyd believes Cobblers are changing

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd Photo: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd believes the mentality of the club is changing as they continue to fight for automatic promotion from League Two.

This time last season the Cobblers were perilously close to the drop zone and still needed points to secure their league survival. Now, with just four games left and sitting 4th, a promotion winning campaign is still in their sights.

''We're actually playing for medals now," said Boothroyd, speaking ahead of Saturday's (April 13) home game with York.

"We have been all season but we'll be going for it, and we want to be a team which gets automatic promotion. If we don't we want to go through the play-offs. But we want to have a successful season.

"The interesting thing now is because we're not talking about getting that point away at Hereford that we need to survive. Its all a completely different outlook on where we are as a club, which for me is music to my ears.

"It's brilliant to be in a position like that, Now what we've got to do is remain calm, think clearly and go and do what we've got to do."

Boothroyd can look back on a promotion winning campaign with Watford as he prepares his squad for the final push. Under his guidance the Hornets went up to the Premier League in 2006 via the play-offs.

"I've always thought that success is being the best you can be and getting the most out of what you've got," Boothroyd added. "And if at the end of the season we can do that, then it'll be a successful season.

"But we would like to finish it off properly and we would like, like every other club that's around us, to get promotion and to be playing in League One next year. That's what we want."

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