Aidy Boothroyd puts smile on faces - Lewis Young

Northampton Town's winger Lewis Young says boss Aidy Boothroyd has instilled new confidence amongst the players.

The 22-year-old joined the Cobblers under Gary Johnson in July, with Boothroyd arriving in November.

Young told BBC Look East: "He's put a lot more confidence into us, put smiles on our faces and it's showing.

"Every manager has different techniques and Aidy is more about [putting] an arm round you and [telling you to] be positive. It's working for us."

Northampton are unbeaten in 2012, having drawn with Shrewsbury and beaten Morecambe. But they lie 23rd in League Two, level on points with Dagenham and Redbridge in 22nd.

"We've started off this year very well, but as soon as the manager walked in, we've started to play his way," said Young.

"We've been working more on [our] cohesion as a team, not just trying to do it individually."

Boothroyd, who coached Lewis's brother Ashley at Watford, says the Cobblers player can have a big future in the game.

"Lewis can be anything he wants to be - he's an exceptional player," said Boothroyd.

"If he believed what I believed he could be, he'd probably be playing at a much higher level. It's my job to get him to believe that."

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