Dan Badman pleased to have strong Street squad
Street manager Dan Badman says the continued good form of his side means he is struggling to settle on his best starting XI.
The Cobblers picked up a third straight win in all competitions with a 2-0 success at home to Bristol Manor Farm last Saturday and climbed to fourth spot in Toolstation Premier Division.
With so many players pushing their cause for a place in the team, Badman admits he is spoilt for choice at the moment.
"Selection is becoming a bit of a headache but it's a nice position to be in with so many good players in the squad," said Badman.
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"Matt Hurley was away at the weekend and it will make selection very difficult when he returns as he has been a revelation this season and has become one of our most consistent and outstanding players.
"We had Tom Hurley come in against Manor Farm and he looked really good as well and gives us another option.
"At the moment we are playing 4-4-2, which appears to suit the way we want to play.
"We have a good shape about us but now it's about settling on the right people each week."
Badman was also pleased to see his side continue to improve their defensive record against Manor Farm, with the Cobblers keeping a clean sheet for the second game in a row.
"We are looking far more solid at the back – that was the most pleasing aspect of the game," said Badman.
"We are not gung-ho any more. When we drive forward from the back, we are not getting caught out.
"Bristol Manor Farm play a lot down the middle, but we defended very well and continued to look a lot more solid unit.
"Our work-rate picked up and our overall performance was a lot better. When we play like that it makes it easier for us to keep the ball.
"Even when we were put under pressure, we were able to cope a lot better than we have done in recent weeks."
Street face a stiff challenge of their top-four credentials on Saturday when title-chasing Bishop Sutton visit the Tannery Ground (3pm).