Boss Boothroyd buries Northampton Town’s Wembley nightmare

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE - Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE - Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd

Boss Aidy Boothroyd has revealed that he and the Cobblers squad have quite literally burned and buried the nightmare of May’s play-off final defeat to Bradford City at Wembley.

On the eve of the new Sky Bet League Two campaign starting at York City, Boothroyd says the Town squad are only looking forward - but they will use the pain of the 3-0 defeat to the Bantams at Wembley will drive them on this season.

“On the first day of pre-season I got everybody back in and I asked everybody to bring something in from the play-off final,” said Boothroyd.

“Boots came in, pictures, programmes, old kit and we had a big bonfire and set fire to it all.

“We then dug a hole and buried everything.

“I did that because I wanted everyone to realise that it is a new start, what happened last season is history and we want to make new history and we want to try and go one better this season.

“We’ve got a good squad, we’re not afraid about wanting to be at the top and we are all going to work hard to see if we can achieve it.”