Cobblers Youngsters Benefit From Cup Experience

By: Elaine Brand |
29/10/10 |
Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Northampton Town defender Andy Holt believes the Club’s younger players will benefit from the Cobblers’ remarkable Carling Cup run.

The League Two outfit defeated Brighton, Reading and Liverpool to reach the fourth round.

But a 3-1 defeat at Ipswich Town saw them exit the competition on Tuesday night, however Holt believes the Club’s young players can take plenty of positives from the run.

“A lot of our young lads have more than matched themselves against so-called better opposition,” said Holt.

“They need to take massive positives from this and take it forward into the league now.”

“Hopefully if that happens I’m sure we’ll be good enough to start moving up the table,” he added.

Youngsters Michael Jacobs, who netted at Anfield and Liam Davis, both graduates of the ASE programme played key roles in the Cobblers League Cup crusade.