Cardiff City Stadium

Next Game

Cardiff v Wolfsburg

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Huish Park

Last Game

Yeovil 1 - 4 Cardiff

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Northampton v Cardiff reaction

Manager Aidy Boothroyd does not want Northampton to get carried away after they put last year's finalists Cardiff out of the Capital One Cup.

Last Updated: 15/08/12 at 11:06

Boothroyd: Doesn't want his side getting carried away

Boothroyd: Doesn't want his side getting carried away

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Alex Nicholls hit the second-half winner as Cobblers overcame the setback of falling behind to beat the Bluebirds 2-1 in the first round.

Heidar Helguson gave City the early lead but goals either side of the break from David Artell and Nicholls were enough for Northampton to claim another big scalp in the competition.

"I don't want to get too carried away but I'm really excited about the players we've got here and what we might be able to do this season," said Boothroyd.

"The win at Liverpool a couple of seasons ago under Ian Sampson was one of the great results in this competition in recent years.

"But a lot of teams in League One and Two go on good cup runs each season but their league form suffers. It's important we celebrate tonight's result but then focus on the next league game and not get too carried away.

"Sometimes players get carried away with a cup win like this and then don't focus on the league. I don't want to be a team that has a good cup run and knocks a big team out of the cup but finishes near the bottom of the table."

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay was philosophical following the defeat. Mackay was missing key players through the midweek internationals and injuries.

"We knew it would be a tough game at Northampton and an even tougher one with the international call-ups and having to play on Friday," said the Cardiff boss.

"It's great for the club to have international players but you just hope they come back without any injuries.

"We want to win every game we play but if it wasn't us going through tonight then I'm glad it's Aidy Boothroyd's side."

Despite the defeat, Mackay was delighted to see new signing Helguson get off the mark on his debut.

"We know Heidar Helguson can score goals and that's why we brought him in but he needs more time on the pitch.

"We still need to bring in a few more players before the transfer deadline. It's important to get off to a good start against Huddersfield on Friday and that's what we must look forward to now."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho explains reasons behind Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton

Jose Mourinho claims Romelu Lukaku left Chelsea because he wanted to be guaranteed a regular starting place.

Indian Super League: Ex-Juventus and Monaco striker David Trezeguet joins FC Pune City

World Cup winner David Trezeguet has been unveiled as the latest Indian Super League signing, joining FC Pune City.

Transfer news: Everton sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28m

Everton had to overcome a late paperwork scare to finalise the signature of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property