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Chris Wilder wants consistency from his Northampton Town side

2 March 2015

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder urged his side to replicate the consistency of high-flying Shrewsbury Town after a 2-1 victory against the Shrews.

The result meant the Cobblers became the first away side to pick up three points at Greenhous Meadow this season.

Wilder's side impressively overcame the absence of injured top scorer Marc Richards to shock Micky Mellon's promotion contenders.

Goals from Chris Hackett and Joel Byrom gave Northampton a clear lead which proved just enough to see them home despite Mickey Demetriou heading a late consolation for Shrewsbury.

"I think we're full value for our win and we need to show the consistency of what Micky and Shrewsbury Town have shown all season if we want to keep going," said Wilder.

"It's no good coming here and getting a result then not getting a result next Tuesday and next Saturday. We've got some big tests coming up. We've got Portsmouth who are bang in form and winning and Plymouth who are as well.

"We have to make sure we keep the feet on the ground and keep going."

Wilder was delighted with his team's display as they ended Shrewsbury's proud unbeaten home record.

He added: "We had to come under some intense pressure. They've got a proud home record and it's been a fantastic achievement from Micky and his players to come deep into February and still be unbeaten at home.

"But we're a dangerous side at the moment and we showed that.

"We would have been devastated if we had not got a win because I felt deep down that it was a tight game and we've had to defend with our lives late on, but generally the play between the two sides, I thought we deserved the win."

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