Cobblers caretaker admits his envy towards Dons

"I'm very envious and I think it's only good for their club"
Northampton caretaker manager Jon BradyNorthampton caretaker manager Jon Brady
Northampton caretaker manager Jon Brady

The style of football brought to Stadium MK by Russell Martin since he took over as manager is something Northampton Town's caretaker manager looks at with envy.

Jon Brady has stepped into the breach after the sacking of Keith Curle a couple of weeks ago, having previously been the academy boss for the Cobblers.

Under Curle, Northampton were seen as a very direct team, but Brady has been urging the top brass at the PTS Academy Stadium to bring in a different style of play among the youngsters coming through the ranks.

And seeing what Martin has been able to do with Dons' first team since he took over in November 2019, Brady admits he looks enviously at the team down the M1.

"For them to play the way they do, and to have an identity running through the football club, that's what I have dreamed of for this football club," said Brady.

"We've talked about it for a long time, at least since I came in when I started with the U16s six years ago and then going on to the U18s. We've talked about it and we've talked about it.

"Maybe, maybe, now is the time when we could potentially help with that. I'm very envious and I think it's only good for their football club."

Asked how he plans to counteract Dons' distinctive style of play, Brady didn't give much away.

"You'll have to see on the day what we do," he added. "But everything we do will be very positive!"