Jackman fires up troops
Northampton's Danny Jackman has offered a stark warning to his team-mates as they battle to beat the drop.
By Paul Dargan
Last Updated: 01/04/09 4:15pm
Northampton defender Danny Jackman has offered a stark warning to his team-mates as they battle to beat the drop in League One.
The Cobblers slipped into the relegation places on Tuesday night after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Yeovil.
And Jackman, who hit the post during that game, has offered a rallying cry to his side, whose form has crumbled during the second half of the season.
He told skysports.com: "We have got seven cup finals now and we need to stand up and be counted. We need to roll our sleeves up and do what we are paid to do.
"The league table doesn't lie, we haven't performed well enough on a consistent enough basis and that's why we are where we are."
Jackman feels the Cobblers' failure to put the ball in the net has been a big reason why they have dropped so dramatically down the table.
They have a rest period of over a week before their next league game, against Bristol Rovers on 10th April, and Jackman believes that for the run-in, results against their relegation rivals will ultimately determine whether or not the club survive.
"Our goal difference is good but we haven't scored enough goals and we need to start picking up results, especially against the teams in and around us in the table," he said.
"We can't make excuses and it's up to us to put things right, starting with the game against Rovers."