Northampton's Jake Robinson slams Port Vale performance

Jake Robinson
Robinson is yet to find the back of the net for Northampton Town

Northampton Town striker Jake Robinson has admitted that the side are struggling for confidence and frustrated by their performances.

The Cobblers players were kept in their dressing room for an hour after the 3-0 defeat by Port Vale.

The 24-year-old told BBC Radio Northampton: "The gaffer had plenty to say, the lads had plenty to say and [we] realise this isn't good enough.

"We don't look like we're playing with any confidence."

He continued: "Something has got to change. That'll be up to the gaffer and staff but we can't carry on like this.

"[Otherwise] we'll be wasting away a season down at the wrong end of the table."

The Cobblers lie 17th in League Two, after promising wins over Dagenham and Redbridge and Barnet were followed up with defeats by Crawley Town and Vale in recent weeks.

"I've said that the team's good enough and that it was going to happen, but it's not happening at the moment. That first half was probably the worst performance we've put in.

"The fans have got a right to be disappointed. The lads are absolutely devastated with that performance. We are trying but the the quality's not there at the moment."

Robinson continued: "The gaffer has got every right to change the team and formation. When you're not clicking as a unit, people get changed around.

"I don't think you can blame [the performance] on changing one or two players or the formation. It's a whole team effort."