'Blackpool made that excuse' - Northampton boss has dig at Seasiders following 3-0 defeat to Portsmouth

Northampton boss clearly wasn't happy with what he heard from the Blackpool camp in the aftermath of his side's win at Bloomfield Road last week
Jon Brady celebrates Northampton's win at Blackpool last weekJon Brady celebrates Northampton's win at Blackpool last week
Jon Brady celebrates Northampton's win at Blackpool last week

Jon Brady has had a dig at Blackpool following Northampton’s home defeat at the hands of Portsmouth on Saturday.

The Cobblers lost 3-0 on their home patch to the newly-established League One leaders - just days after surprising the Seasiders 2-1 at Bloomfield Road.

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Brady said Neil Critchley & Co used fatigue as an excuse for that midweek result, having just returned home from their 4-0 thumping of Pompey at Fratton Park.

Yet the Northampton boss said he wouldn’t go down that route - instead insisting that his team simply didn’t do the basics right against John Mousinho's side on Saturday.

Speaking after the game, Brady said:  ‘Blackpool made that excuse after playing us in the week and I don't want to use it as an excuse for us.  If we did the basics better and weren't so naive in key moments, it might have been different.

‘I don't want to blame fatigue or anything because I felt we could have given them a better game. They are top for a reason and that's because they constantly and consistently do the basics right.’

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The Sixfields loss ended Northampton’s two-match winning run and leaves them 13th in the League One table - seven points lesser off than the eighth-placed Seasiders.

Blackpool haven’t had the chance to put their defeat to the Cobblers to bed yet after their second-round FA Cup tie against Forest Green Rovers was postponed on Friday night as the FA conduct an investigation into the New Lawn side.

The Seasiders' next game is against Barnsley in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday night, which is followed by Carlisle’s visit to Bloomfield Road in the league on Saturday.