Date: 17th December 2013 at 10:52pm
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New manager David Flitcroft has given his reaction to his first game in charge and he’s admitted he knows how work he has to do at the club to get the team to the point where he wants them.

Speaking to the Official Site following the point on his first game in charge, Flitcroft said he was reasonably happy with how the game went because if we’d have had a flying start he wouldn’t have actually learned much about the players, so having a game that showed some of our good, some bad, and some ugly, really gives him a marker to move forward from, so whilst fans would’ve preferred a better showing and three points, for him in time, this somewhat scrappy draw will prove to be more important.

‘I want to find out about my team, find out what the fans want, and I want to find out what this project is about and I think I have probably done that. It’s a point and it’s something to build off. I will evaluate the second half and come up with some solutions.’

Flitcroft was obviously more pleased with our showing in the first 45 minutes, as he actually goes as far as saying that our second 45 minute showing ‘did not resemble anything that I want to see on a football pitch.’

Not quite sugar coating his thoughts is he.

He goes on to say that most of the League Two football he has seen so far this season comes from trips to Rochdale and he believes the way that Keith Hill has them playing is exactly what we should be aiming for.

However he knows Northampton and big and direct, and he was pleased to see the players dig in and battle because that will be a quality they need at points and they need to know they can do it.

In the interview he also talks in some depth about the changes he wants to make and what he sees as being our immediate problems, but he ends the chat by talking about Craig Jones and he said that he knew he’d be his captain following his first day at the club because of his hunger, willingness to learn and desire on the training pitch.

Of course another disappointment was losing Tom Soares to injury.