Northampton Town's Ben Tozer sees defensive improvement

Ben Tozer
Tozer has seen the Cobblers keep two clean sheets in their last three matches

Northampton Town defender Ben Tozer has said the team have the defensive foundation on which to improve their results this season.

The Cobblers have conceded 13 goals in nine League Two matches, but Tozer believes they can add to their four clean sheets to date.

He told BBC Radio Northampton: "In the first games, our defensive shape was brilliant and now we've got that back.

"We could've started better but we're starting to gel now."

"We've seen that in the [3-0 win over] AFC Wimbledon, even if [losing to Macclesfield] was a let-down," Tozer added.

Northampton had started the season with two league clean sheets.

"The ability in the squad is League One standard. When we get that winning mentality, we'll push on."

Tozer has played in a variety of positions since joining the Cobblers from Newcastle, on loan in September 2010 and then permanently in June.

"I see myself in midfield, but if [manager] Gary Johnson wants to play me at left-back or centre-back, I'm happy to play anywhere.

"If I get a chance back in midfield, I'll have to take it."

Meanwhile, Northampton Town's reserve goalkeeper Paul Walker has joined Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Brackley Town on a month's loan.

The 19-year-old made his first-team debut at Stockport County last season.

"Paul has done fantastically well in training over the last few weeks," said boss Johnson.

"We have three keepers at the club at the moment and, while Paul can do all the training in the world, he will benefit hugely from playing regular first-team football for a month or two.

"Brackley have a vacancy in goal, and I am sure this move will be good for all parties."

Top Stories