Last Updated: Wed, 01 May 2013 17:13
Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd insists his side's recent poor form counts for little in their League Two play-off against Cheltenham.
Town are preparing for Thursday's first-leg tie against Cheltenham with just one win from their last six matches.
However, Boothroyd says their disappointing end to the regular season will not matter when the two sides go head-to-head for a place at Wembley in the play-off final later this month.
"I don't believe form counts for much in these situations," he said.
"When we got promoted at Watford we lost to Crystal Palace towards the end of the season. We had lost to Leeds as well and we still went up, so it can go either way.
"It's about having all your players fit and making sure on the day the players perform as well as they can."
The Cobblers finished sixth in League Two, two points behind Thursday's opponents and are viewed as slight favourites to come out on top in the first leg, as they have home advantage.
Punters who share Boothroyd's confidence that his side can prevail might want to use a free bet and back Northampton to secure an advantage in the tie.
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