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Wilder happy with tough test

Chris Wilder hailed the attitude of his Northampton players following their 1-0 win over Eastleigh.

Summer signing John-Joe O'Toole netted the only goal as they warmed up for their League Two opener against Mansfield next Saturday with a victory in their final pre-season friendly.

"The conditions were great, the environment was good and it was competitive which is what we want it to be," he told the Northants Telegraph.

"We wanted a really tough test, especially in our last game, and we got one.

"We wanted it to be as close as what we can expect next week and it was and I am delighted.

"The team was a mixed team, there were a lot of things we just chucked on the players before they went out there, and their attitude was superb."