Northampton's interim boss left 'deeply hurt' after defeat to Blackpool confirms relegation back to League Two

Northampton Town's interim boss Jon Brady admits he's "deeply hurt" by today's 3-0 defeat to Blackpool, which has confirmed their relegation back to League Two.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 6:39 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st May 2021, 6:40 pm

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The Cobblers, who were promoted to the third tier via the League Two play-offs last season, had to win at Sixfields today to stand a chance of staying up.

But they were well beaten by the Seasiders, who cruised to a comfortable victory thanks to a Jerry Yates brace and an early Luke Garbutt strike.

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Northampton's interim boss Jon Brady

“I’m deeply hurt by today, I totally believed from the outset that we could do it and stay up and I never gave up believing,” Brady said.

“We’ve thrown everything at it but in the end unfortunately we’ve just come up short.

“We haven’t been good enough in certain areas this season, and we’ve fallen short this season with what we have.

“In my tenure we’ve had to find away but if you look at the return from the strikers, it’s not been good enough.

“We’ve got to decide as a football club what is the best way forward, I’ve given everything I’ve got but it’s not about me."

Concentrating on today's game, Brady added: “We had a couple of shouts for a penalty early on and if we get those it could have been a different story.

“I was disappointed with the three goals but Blackpool have recruited well and they are a class outfit.

“We made changes at half-time and we had to go for it but we’d rather have a go than not.

“We have to dust ourselves down from today, I’ve still got one more game to manage as we are and we’ve got to go to Sunderland and represent this football club in the right way.”

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