Northampton's Adebayo Akinfenwa wants form turnaround

Adebayo Akinfenwa
Akinfenwa is in his second spell at Sixfields

Northampton Town striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has insisted it is down to the players at Sixfields to pull the side out of trouble.

The Cobblers are bottom of League Two following last Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Barnet.

"We know we're right in the thick of things and it's definitely not a very nice place to be," Akinfenwa told BBC Radio Northampton.

"But only we can turn it around and we've 19 games left to do that."

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We are in a dog-fight - Akinfenwa

Northampton brought in Aidy Boothroyd to replace Gary Johnson as manager last November - but the former Watford boss has so far been unable to improve their fortunes and they are one point off safety.

"I guess we're following the same pattern each week," Akinfenwa continued.

"In the last couple of games we've gone in at half-time in front and ended up losing. But we'll come again."

The Cobblers face a trip to sixth-placed Torquay United this Saturday.

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