'Davids show' irritates Boothroyd
Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd admitted his side did not deserve anything from their 4-0 defeat at Barnet on Friday night.
Northampton were swept up in the Edgar Davids show on their way to a 4-0 defeat at bottom club Barnet.
After a quiet first half Krystian Pearce set Barnet on their way with a header, shortly followed by Andy Yiadom before superb late strikes from John Oster and Anthony Edgar wrapped up an emphatic victory on a night when player-coach Davids played the full 90 minutes in his first competitive game since featuring in Crystal Palace's defeat to Swansea in 2010.
Northampton had their chances in the first half, notably Andy Nicholls firing wastefully wide, but Boothroyd was angered by his players' response.
"This was a big banana skin and it was a hyped up show about one person, a player who has not played for two years and we made a team who are bottom of the league look like they were full of stars and there are not," Boothroyd said.
"Yes we have a lot of young players, yes we have injuries, but we came here to win, not to get beat 4-0. It was not acceptable and our fantastic support will be very disappointed, but I don't blame them because so am I.
"But I can promise all those people that made the journey down is that we will be back and we will be working hard to make sure we can continue the progress we have made. As angry and as disappointed as I am, I do know the players are too and I do know they will bounce back but like a lot of people I go home very irritable."