Martin in positive frame of mind following strong display at Sixfields

Martin Allen is adamant that the hard work that is being put in on the training ground will reap its rewards soon as the players look to register their first win of the season this weekend.

in a game that looked set for a draw, but Martin took a number of positives from the game and is in confident mood going forward. all three points for CoventryA late strike from Franck Moussa on Sunday at Sixfields secured

He said: “I enjoyed seeing our team play – they were much more focused and concentrated and if you had sat down with me to watch the Goals Conceded DVD, which I had shown to the players for the last week, things had to improve and the players acquitted themselves very well.

“Yes we played deep and yes we did play on the counter attack but we studied the opposition and watched them and that’s what we will continue to do.

“I would never criticise the players publically, that would be the biggest mistake of my life. They train hard, work hard, support each other and as long as that continues, which it will, then these performances will turn in to wins.

“Amine Linganzi came in for his first game, Danny Hollands is probably back to full fitness now and we’ve got some pace on both wings.

that he scored but we won’t complain about that, we need to respect it and if we keep doing what we are doing then our luck will turn.Cody’s goal wasn’t offside"

“They are a great bunch of lads but we need to improve our quality a little bit, that’s been well documented and it’s what I’m trying to do.

“I am convinced with the work they are putting in then the results will come our way.”

The Manager admitted that players will need to leave the club before any new additions can be made, but re-iterated that he has been delighted with the work ethic of all squad members.

He added: “You’ve got to move players out – none of the players have been a problem, there has been no hassle but to bring players in some have to go out and that’s the way of the world.

“We need to cut out those errors and mistakes and if they continue to happen they will lose games. The players give everything they have got and they were exhausted after the performance on Sunday.

“If they keep performing like they did on Sunday then we will be alright.”

here.You can watch Martin’s post match reaction following the Coventry game

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