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Rob Kelly always looking to improve and move forward

11 August 2017

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Assistant Head Coach Rob Kelly knows that his side are always looking for ways to better themselves and improve their style of play.

Kelly – who joined Town just over a year ago with Uwe Rosler ahead of the 2016/17 campaign – thinks that even after a strong start last week against Rotherham United, the side should still try to do more against Northampton this weekend.

“We do our homework on them and we have good defenders as well. It will be a challenge but as we always are, we’re ready for the challenge," said Kelly.

“We are always looking to improve and move forward, looking to get better but we don’t want to give up the things we are good at as well.

“We try to keep hold of them and try to build and improve right across the board so we’ll certainly be looking to do that.”

This fixture is one that the 52-year-old will not forget anytime soon as it was this game just over a year ago where his journey at Town began.

Kelly said: “Uwe came in at the start of the week and I came in on the Thursday so we didn’t have too much time to prepare but we did enough and it was a good performance there.

“It’s a tough place to go, they had just come up, there was a real buzz around their club.

“They were still on the back of their promotion so they had some momentum but it was a good performance from us and we deserved a point.”

Town's assistant head coach will also recognise some familiar faces in the Northampton lineup on Saturday as striker Chris Long could play alongside former Blackburn youth player, Marc Richards.

“Chris is one of four or five strikers who make them very competitive.

“They’ve got a number of good forwards, they have Alex Revell, Marc Richards; who I had as a young player at Blackburn in the youth team, they have options.

“They have a good squad, they’ve invested well, as I say I think they will be looking to push on and have a real push for the top six.”

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