1. ITV Report

Wilder calls for 'group effort' in Northampton's fight for league survival.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder Photo: ITV Anglia

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder insists the whole playing staff at Sixfields have a part to play if they're to preserve their Football League status.

The Cobblers secured their first win under Wilder at Torquay on Tuesday (February 11), and only their second success in League Two since the end of November.

Emile Sinclair scored twice in the 2-1 win at Plainmoor. He's one of seven fresh faces brought to Sixfields since Wilder's arrival.

However Wilder insists the players he inherited from former boss Aidy Boothroyd have important roles to play from now until the end of the season if they're to avoid dropping into the Conference Premier division.

"Its a group effort' said Wilder, speaking ahead of Northampton's next game against Fleetwood on Saturday (February 15). "We've lost together on the previous weekend and we won together on Tuesday night. so we won't get carried away too much.

"We can be delighted with their efforts but we know that its onto the next game pretty much straight away, and that's what we've done this week".

We expect high standards when we're working. It's a place of work, so they come in and they have to put a shift in, whether its on the training pitch or wherever we do, I expect them to be professional and do it to the best of their ability. I've been delighted with the reaction since we walked through the door.

You look around the league and the group we've put together now is a decent group, now we've got to turn them into a decent team. That's our challenge from now on, but the spirit's been good.

It always helps when you win a game of football, and hopefully we can take a great deal out of Tuesday night's game into the belief going through to the rest of the season.

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager.