The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Char­lie Bennett

JIMMY Floyd Has­sel­baink has al­ready shown he is the best man to lead Northamp­ton, ac­cord­ing to wing-back Ge­orge Smith.

The Dutch­man has made an im­me­di­ate im­pact at the Cob­blers, win­ning his first two games in charge by see­ing off Don­caster 1-0 last week­end and Portsmouth 3-1 on Tues­day be­fore yes­ter­day’s clash with Southend.

And Smith, frozen out un­der pre­vi­ous boss Justin Ed­in­burgh, in­sists the at­mos­phere has com­pletely changed at the club since for­mer QPR man­ager Has­sel­baink ar­rived.

The 21-year-old started the first two games of the new era and in­sists the club have made the right de­ci­sion to re­place Ed­in­burgh.

“He is a man for de­tail and that is what we needed,” said Smith. “We needed de­tail, we needed or­gan­i­sa­tion, we needed, like we saw last Satur­day, to be res­o­lute.

“We went a goal in front (against Don­caster), but as ev­ery­body has seen this sea­son when we have gone a goal be­hind we have kind of caved in a lit­tle bit.

“That won’t hap­pen now. The gaffer won’t let that hap­pen. It is just more or­gan­ised.

“Jimmy’s got us more or­gan­ised, res­o­lute, and ev­ery ses­sion when he came in was about what is go­ing to be hap­pen­ing on a Satur­day.”

OPIN­ION: Ge­orge Smith

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