Date: 16th November 2015 at 8:13am
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Chris Wilder has hailed a ‘big result’ for Northampton following the win at Sixfields on Saturday.

The Cobblers came up against a fellow top six side, with both looking to push on towards the automatic promotion places, but it was Northampton that managed this with a one-nil win taking them up to third.

Chris Wilder’s reflected on this win when speaking to the Official Website.

Marc Richards’ goal proved the difference with the Northampton captain’s goal handing the Cobblers a narrow one-nil win, but a win nevertheless, over Mansfield, with Wilder saying both sides are in the top six on merit.

He also said it was ‘a competitive game’ but Northampton had ‘the clear chances’ with the defensive strength paying off, not that he can recall ‘keeper Adam Smith having ‘too much to do’ in the Cobblers goal.

‘It was a competitive game but I thought we created the clearer chances. It’s a big result for us, Mansfield are up there on merit but we managed to get ourselves over the line.

‘We had to dig it out but I don’t remember Adam Smith having too much to do. In any game the result is always the most important thing and we`ve got that.

‘We know that we can do better with the ball but we need to keep clean sheets if we are going to do well this season.’

Despite all the problems at the club Wilder was again delighted with the backing from the Sixfields faithful with the ‘place rocking’ with momentum certainly going forward on the pitch and the boss is keen on that remaining.

Wilder also had special praise for the staff, with him adding the win was for them.

‘It was great to see the ground nearly full and you can’t underestimate how much that means to the players and the club to have this place rocking.

‘We’ve definitely got something going on the pitch and I just hope that this feel good factor continues.

‘This win was for the staff. For them to keep giving the players and the coaching staff the help and support and platform that they do given they haven’t been paid for six or seven weeks is truly remarkable and they deserve every credit and praise.’


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