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PREVIEW: Northampton Town V Town

14 February 2017

Town will be going all out to bounce back tonight when they take on Northampton Town at Sixfields in the Sky Bet League One (7.45pm Kick-Off).


Swindon fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Bury on Saturday while the Cobblers ran out 3-1 winners at home to Chesterfield.


These two sides have locked horns once already this season with goals from Harry Beautyman, John-Joe O’Toole and Kenji Gorre handing the visitors a 3-1 victory and all three points at SN1 back in September 2016.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Northampton have done battle on 134 occasions in all competitions and the Reds are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 59 wins to their name, compared to the Cobblers’ 49.


FULL RECORD V NORTHAMPTON:


P134 W59 D26 L49 F204 A200


TICKET NEWS:


Town fans will be able to purchase tickets on the gate at Sixfields tonight, although there will be a £2 increase.


TICKET PRICES:


£24Adult -

£20O65/U21 -

£12U18 -

FREEU7 - 

Age Related PriceDisabled - 

FOCHelper - 


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


NORTHAMPTON TOWN - LLLWLW


TOWN - DWLLLL


TOP SCORERS:


NORTHAMPTON TOWN - Marc Richards/Alex Revell (10)


TOWN - Luke Norris (4)


TEAM NEWS:


NORTHAMPTON TOWN - Cobblers Boss Justin Edinburgh is likely to be without the key trio of Gabriel Zakuani, Alex Revell and Brendan Moloney for tonight’s game.


Striker Luke Williams is also set to miss out this evening after picking up a knee injury during the win against Chesterfield on Saturday.


TOWN - Luke Norris looks likely to be missing for the Reds tonight after having a scan on a troublesome groin injury on Monday.


However, Jon Obika came through a cameo appearance against Bury unscathed and could well be in contention to start later.


Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Brad Barry and Ellis Iandolo are now back in training but tonight could come too soon for the trio.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town Boss: “It’s another big game and you always want to entertain but throughout the season results are the most important thing and that’s what we have to focus on.


“I watched Swindon against Oxford recently – they are a footballing side and they won’t change the style that they play.


“Every game is tough and I will never underestimate anyone regardless of their league position.”


Luke Williams, Town Head Coach: “We know Justin Edinburgh and we know that his teams are always very organised and they really attack with pace, especially in the wide areas.


“They will be very aggressive and we know that it is going to be a difficult game.


“We have to go there confident in ourselves.


“They are a team that have probably suffered from a dip in form and a dip in confidence and they are a team that can be beaten.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Darren Handley


Assistants - Stephen Finch & Matthew Lee


Fourth Official - Christopher Kidd


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Colin Calderwood, Alan Connell, Darnell Furlong, Pat Kanyuka, Ben Tozer, Giles Coke, Charlie Henry, Alan Mayes, James Collins, Simon Cox.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


accounts.Facebook and (@Official_STFC)Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all of the action from Sixfields tonight by following our Twitter


in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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