Creswell talks up ‘commitment and desire’ of Cobblers squad

HAPPY MAN - Ryan Cresswell applauds the Cobblers supporters following Saturuday's win over Tranmere (Picture: Sharon Lucey)
HAPPY MAN - Ryan Cresswell applauds the Cobblers supporters following Saturuday's win over Tranmere (Picture: Sharon Lucey)
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Ryan Cresswell believes the nature of the Cobblers’ latest victory demonstrates the desire the squad has to complete their goal of reaching the league two play-offs.

Town beat Tranmere Rovers on Saturday to record a ninth win in 12 games with Cresswell himself the man on target in a 1-0 triumph.

But it was the nature of the victory which, the defender feels, is an indicator of the spirit which is currently coursing through the club.

“It was a great save by the big man (Matt Duke) at the end and we see that instinct every day in training,” he said. “It was a good effort by the lad and he’s pushed it onto the bar.

“Then, Lee (Collins) did superbly to get the follow-up, he took one in the face while he did that, and that shows you what we’re about.

“We’ve got that commitment and desire to win and I think that was there for everyone to see in the game.”

If we can get another three points on Tuesday that will keep us pressing and keep pressure on the teams that are in the top seven at the moment

Cobblers defender Ryan Cresswell

As a result of their latest win, Town are now just three points off the top seven and with 10 games left to play the campaign could be building to a thrilling climax.

“We know what the final thing we want is, and that’s to be in the play-offs,” he said. “We had a tough ride earlier in the season but we’ve been able to turn that around and get a run together.

“If we can get another three points on Tuesday that will keep us pressing and keep pressure on the teams that are in the top seven at the moment.

“The gaffer and Knilly (Alan Knill) deserve credit for the way they’ve turned the team around - they recognised that the balance of the squad wasn’t right and they changed it.

“I don’t see why we can’t aim for the play-offs and we’ll give it a good go.”