Last Time Out
The Cobblers were beaten 3-0 at home by Portsmouth last weekend while Fleetwood lost out 4-0 in the FA Cup Second Round at Cambridge. On Tuesday night, they were knocked out of the EFL Trophy, losing 3-0 at Derby County.
One To Watch
Leading the line for the Cod Army is former Peterborough man Jack Marriott. Marriott signed for the club in January of this year for a reported £250,000 and scored eight times in the second half of last season.
Marriott, previously of Derby, Posh, Ipswich and Luton, is their top scorer this season with five and has quality on a higher level than most around him in the League One relegation dog fight.
The Cobblers gave Jon Guthrie more minutes last weekend as the defender came off the bench to play in the second half so he will be pushing for a start while Akin Odimayo returns from suspension. Goalkeeper Lee Burge remains a major doubt with Max Thompson set to deputise again. Ali Koiki, Ben Fox, Danny Hylton and Tyler Magloire are long term absentees.
Fleetwood will be without the suspended Josh Earl, who was sent off in a recent defeat at Wigan while Shaun Rooney is a doubt. Apart from that, though, the Cod Army have no new injury worries coming into the game.
Marc Edwards is in the middle on Saturday having last officiated the Cobblers in our 2-1 home defeat by Bradford City back in April. Chris Wade and James Vallance are running the lines and Marc Jones is the fourth official.
Fleetwood are leaking goals left, right and centre at the moment but they desperately need a result with some of the fixtures coming up. I think we can win this one, though, and I’m going for a ding dong 3-2 Cobblers success.
A Cobblers fan all his life, Danny is the most down to earth football supporter from Northampton.
While at university in Southampton, Danny kept up to date with all things NTFC from afar, sharing his thoughts on his ‘A Load Of Cobblers’ online blog.