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Preview: Northampton Town

24 November 2015

Match Previews

Preview: Northampton Town

24 November 2015

A look ahead to Tuesday night's game against the Cobblers

The Reds welcome Northampton Town to the Stadium on Tuesday in Sky Bet League Two, kick off 7:45pm 


 Stephen MartinReferee:

Assistants: Carl Fitch and Dean Treleaven

Fourth Official: Stuart Butler

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Lanre Oyebanjo (knee) and Joe McNerney (knee) are missing for the Reds. Bar those two, Mark Yates' side come into Tuesday's game with plenty of options.

Northampton will have two players missing for their visit to West Sussex. Paul Corry was ruled out in September after picking up a serious knee injury in training, Ricky Holmes will also miss out due to injury.

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The Reds have never won five home games in a row in the League, but they come into Tuesday's game looking to do so and currently sit 14th in the table. We made it four home wins on the trot with a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday, thanks to two quick-fire goals from Rhys Murphy.

Promotion hopefuls Northampton Town visit the in fantastic form having won their last five league games. They travel south with a 2-1 win over Notts County under their belt, former Red Nicky Adams provided a cross for Rod McDonald to send the Cobblers one up and Brendan Moloney snatched all three points late into the game.


: "The players are really looking forward to it, as they are with everything at the momentMark Yates. We had a light session on Monday morning, nothing too heavy because we want to make sure they're as fresh as possible for Tuesday night's fixture, which we know will be tough. Northampton are on a great run but we want to go out there and do ourselves justice."   


The Reds did the double over Northampton in our League Two promotion campaign in 2011-12, winning 1-0 at Sixfields in a televised game thanks to a goal from Matt Tubbs and 3-1 at home in April 2012, with first half goals from Scott Neilson, Billy Clarke and a Neal Kitson own goal.

SKY BET LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES (Tuesday 7:45pm unless stated)

Morecambe v Cambridge Utd

Mansfield v Exeter City

Plymouth v Leyton Orient

Oxford Utd v Newport County

Yeovil Town v Wycombe Wanderers

Portsmouth v York City

Notts County v Barnet

Bristol Rovers v Stevenage

AFC Wimbledon v Dagenham & Redbridge

Luton Town v Carlisle Utd

Accrington Stanley v Hartlepool Utd


It's 24 years ago this month since the club beat Northampton 4-2 in the first round of the FA Cup at our old Town Mead ground, the first occasion Reds beat a League side in the competition. 

To celebrate we have produced a special programme for Tuesday's game and we're hoping to have as many of eight members of the 1991 squad with us to enjoy our clash with the Cobblers. 

The programme has 12 pages reproduced from the original issue itself and there are some fantastic memories and pictures of the game.


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