We preview Saturday's trip to Sixfields...
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 24th October 2015
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, NN5 5QA
Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Tickets are available on the day at Sixfields at the following prices:
Over 65s: £18
Under 18s: £10
Under 7s: Free
Dean Parrett is nursing a knock from the Portsmouth game and his inclusion is up-in-the-air as things stand. The same goes for Chris Whelpdale after limping off with a groin injury last weekend.
Ronnie Henry is likely to miss out again whilst Charlie Lee got through Tuesday’s game in good shape and should be available for selection. Steven Schumacher is also available again after serving his one game suspension.
All the other mid/long term injured players are set to miss out; McAllister, Marriott, Gordon, Gorman, Ogilvie and Johnson.
View from the dressing room:
READ: Teddy Sheringham wants to end tough week with final flourish.
READ: Pett hopes the teams improved confidence will show against Northampton.
Sign into Boro Player HD using the link below for full coverage from the gaffer’s press-conference.
The story so far…
Northampton have had a strong start to the season, sitting 5th as things stand with a win potentially lifting them into the automatic promotion spots. Off the field the club are plagued by stories about its future but the players and management team have cast that aside in an impressive fashion. Last time out the Cobblers came back from behind to beat Carlisle 3-2 and Marc Richards has started the season in form as usual, 7 goals so far for the experienced striker.
Head to Head:
Boro need to end their Sixfields hoodoo as in three visits (four if you include when Coventry played there), we are yet to score and have lost every match. Altogether we have played six games; losing four, drawing one and winning one.
Our last meeting:
That one win came in our last meeting back in April, cue wild scenes as Simon Walton scored late on to keep the Cobblers at bay in the hunt for the play-offs.
Betting with Sky Bet:
You can get big returns on a Boro win tomorrow as league sponsors, Sky Bet have us priced at a hefty 3/1.
Favourites to score first are Chris Whelpdale and Armand Gnanduillet, both 8/1.
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Live commentary, social media & online coverage:
Can’t make it? Listen to the game live on the Boro Player HD service from 14:50 tomorrow where Steve Watkins will be leading the commentary, as usual.
Our Twitter page is the place to be locked in on a matchday as we provide live minute-by-minute updates during the game as well as all of the up-to-date info and plenty of fun too.
All of our key content is linked from our Twitter account so if you are following us, you won’t miss a thing.
If you aren’t following us on Instagram yet then you should be – all the best photos from before, during and after the game will be uploaded here across the weekend.