Stevenage make the 47-mile trip to Northamptonshire to face Jon Brady’s Cobblers in a crucial Sky Bet League Two fixture…
Boro sit third in the table, just two points behind Northampton in second with nine games remaining. Carlisle currently occupy fourth place and have one point less than Stevenage, having played a game extra. Steve Evans will be hoping his side can bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Salford City last weekend.
On the final day of last season, Northampton Town missed out on automatic promotion despite winning their match. This season, the Cobblers are back in the race for the automatic spots, as they sit second in the table after picking up nineteen wins from thirty-eight league matches.
Northampton are unbeaten in their last seven league matches, with their most recent victory being a 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers, with Mitch Pinnock and Sam Hoskins grabbing the goals. Hoskins is the Cobblers’ top scorer this season and sits second in the League Two top scorer rankings with twenty goals to his name.
Jon Brady took over as Northampton boss on a temporary basis in February 2021, and despite relegation from Sky Bet League One, he was handed the permanent job in May 2021. He previously spent five years as an academy coach at Northampton, and as a player he made sixty-four appearances in a Stevenage shirt.
Stevenage and Northampton have met on sixteen occasions in the past, with Boro winning just once, and drawing twice. The only victory against the Cobblers came back in 2015 as Chris Whelpdale and Simon Walton contributed to a 2-1 win.
This season’s reverse fixture at The Lamex Stadium ended in a 3-2 victory for Northampton despite Danny Rose and Alex Gilbey netting for Boro.
Sixfields Stadium has been home to Northampton Town since 1994. The ground has a capacity of 7,798 which is also it’s record attendance that was set in 2016 arrived for a League Cup clash. The South Stand typically houses away supporters, and it has a capacity of 972.
Simon Mather has been appointed as Match Referee for tomorrow’s fixture with George Byrne and Carl Fitch-Jackson as Assistants, and Jacob Miles as Fourth Official. Mather has dished out 114 yellow cards and four reds in twenty-seven matches this season.