No excuses from Boothroyd
Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd insisted that his side's quick turnaround had nothing to do with their 3-2 defeat at Plymouth.
The Cobblers were in action on Thursday night in the Capital One Cup and home striker Warren Feeney cancelled out Alex Nicholls' 26th-minute opener with a deft header to level in the 47th minute.
Debutant Rhys Griffiths, on as a half-time sub, made it 2-1 in the 59th minute and Curtis Nelson headed Argyle 3-1 up before Town central defender David Artell headed a stoppage-time goal.
Boothroyd admitted: "It was a disappointing result. Credit to our opposition, if you wanted to pick a fixture after a Thursday night game, you would not want to come to Plymouth because it is a difficult place to come.
"But I didn't think we could blame anything on that because we didn't look jaded at all.
"I thought we did very well in the first half, got a deserved lead and could have another couple from crosses. In the second half we set our stall out to hang on to what we had got and we looked very lacklustre."