Northampton boss Gary Johnson will 'remember' critics

Under-pressure Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson has said he will "remember" those he claims are not supporting him.

The Cobblers are on a four-game losing run and sit 19th in League Two.

Johnson told BBC Look East: "You do get to know, at these times, which ones are behind you and want you to do well."

He continued: "When you do turn it around they're the ones you'll remember - and you'll certainly remember the ones that won't."

The former Peterborough and Bristol City manager has previously expressed his disappointment with the backing of the mediaexternal-link.

While Johnson admits the negativity hurts him, he insists it will improve his resolve to improve a side that has conceded 23 goals in 15 games.

"You take it to heart because it means something to you, if it didn't you shouldn't be in it," Johnson explained.

"But what it does do is make you more determined to get it right for the people who are supporting you.

"If you're going to use anything from a run of defeats, then you learn who are the ones that are behind you.

"The players need help at the moment, and I'm willing to give my experience to try and help them.

"The next win will gain us a lot of confidence, and that's what we need very quickly."