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Reaction: Duff on Northampton

23 March 2019

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Michael Duff praised his Cheltenham side as they completed a season double over Northampton Town with a comfortable win at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

A Luke Varney brace and Tyrone Barnett header proved to be the difference as the Robins inflicted another home win on a team that were top of the recent form table heading into the contest.

The victory followed up a win by the same scoreline earlier in the season at Sixfields and Duff praised the quality of his sides performance after the game.

"It was a good performance," Duff said. "We moved the ball well, were physically dominant I thought. I was disappointed with the goal, I thought we deserved a clean sheet. I don't think they hurt us enough to score a goal. But I'm really happy with the overall performance.

"Northampton are a tough team. They were unbeaten in eight and have conceded four goals in their last eight games. To score three against them, and their 'keeper has made three or four great saves and a couple of one-on-ones, so the thing I was most pleased with is that I thought we hurt them in different ways.

"We moved the ball well, but we went long as well. I don't want to play one style - we went through a stage where we went to Crawley away and it was 600 or 700 passes but we never really hurt them - when I first came in we probably went a bit too long. We're starting to get a balance of both which is ideally what we want."

To see more from Duff's post-match press conference watch above on iFollow.

Next up for the Robins is a trip to Crewe Alexandra next Saturday. Away travel and tickets are on sale at the ticket office this week. For more details click here.

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