Last Time Out
The Cobblers picked up an excellent 2-0 away win at Exeter on Saturday while Reading drew 0-0 at home with Burton Albion.
One To Watch
If Reading are going to get out of trouble, they’ll be reliant on top scorer Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan who is up to five goals already this season.
Nigerian Ehibhatiomhan came through the academy at the Madejski Stadium and made his full debut in an EFL Cup defeat to Swansea City in August 2021. He played nine times last season, scoring twice, before making a first team place his own this time around.
The Cobblers have eased Ben Fox back over the past week and he seems to be starting to put his injury worries behind him. Jack Sowerby could be back involved on Tuesday night and Ali Koiki is closing in on a return. Will Hondermarck is another who is close but Tyler Magloire and Danny Hylton remain absent.
Striker Sam Smith is still out for Reading and is yet to make an appearance for the club since returning in the summer. Mamadi Camara is another one who has been struggling and Tuesday night may come too soon for him to be involved. Boss Rubén Sellés will check on the fitness of Tom McIntyre, who was forced off with a head injury at the weekend.
Matt Corlett is in charge on Tuesday night and is new to the Football League this season. Stephen Finch and Stephen Brown are running the lines and Kevin Howick is fourth official.
The Cobblers need to add something to back up Saturday’s big win at Exeter but Reading could be a tougher prospect than we might think. I’ll go for a 1-1 under the lights.
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.