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💬 Aaron Martin: “We have got a really good squad here. Everybody is at it, every single day in training."

City defender praises squad's strength in depth ahead of trip to Northampton Town

7 March 2019

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Aaron Martin says the strength in depth that Exeter City have is good and he is confident the team can cope with a few injury concerns going into Saturday’s match with Northampton Town.

The Grecians have been without a number of first-team players for the last couple of games, with Aaron stepping into the side and performing well in defence while the likes of Matt Jay, Ryan Bowman, Randell Williams, Donovan Wilson and Jonathan Forte have come into attacking roles to great effect. 

“I think we have got a really good squad here,” said Aaron. 

 “Everybody is at it, every single day in training. Everybody wants to play and I just think the whole ethos of the club and the way that Matt (Taylor) runs things everybody is always ready to be thrown in.

"So as long as we continue to work hard, everybody is trying to stay as fit as possible and be ready so it is all good.”

City go into the game on the back of two impressive away performances, with them record a victory over in-form Crewe Alexandra before then getting a point away at league leaders Lincoln City. They lost last time out against Tranmere, but Aaron insisted there were positives they could take from that display also. 

“Every game is different, obviously, but we have been playing well away from home,” he said. “I just think if we can take that into this game then hopefully we get a positive result.

"I think we were just unlucky against Tranmere. The chances that we had and the saves that their keeper made to keep them in it were good.

"On another day we score two or three in the second half so everyone just needs to stay positive, take that into the next game and, hopefully, we will get some more goals there.” 

Northampton, on the back of a five-game unbeaten run, will be stern opposition though. They drew 2-2 at St James Park earlier this season and Aaron is well aware of the threats they have.  

“They are a big side, but they can also play a bit as well,” he said. “We just need to be prepared for every different tactic that they use and just come out and play our own game. As long as we all stick together and play the way that we want to play, we should be fine.” 

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