Last Time Out
The Cobblers drew 1-1 at home with Wigan Athletic last weekend while Oxford came away from Carlisle United with a good 3-1 win.
One To Watch
Playing just behind the front line for the Us is the exciting Rúben Rodrigues. The Portuguese midfielder has the ability to turn a game in an instant and can produce moments of magic on his day.
Rodrigues joined Oxford from Notts County in the summer having helped them to promotion back to the Football League and has scored six times so far this season.
Oxford gave a debut to new loan signing Jamie Cumming in goal last weekend and he should start again. Winger Josh Murphy has been missing with a calf injury but could come back into the side while left back Greg Leigh is also pushing to start after recovering from injury to come off the bench at Brunton Park. Sam Long is another who could return but Ciaron Brown is out for a few months.
The Cobblers welcome new loan signings Tony Springett and Louie Moulden into the squad and both are likely to start from the bench. Jack Sowerby, Akin Odimayo and Danny Hylton all sat out of the draw with Wigan and are likely to miss out again while Sam Sherring, Ali Koiki and Ben Fox are long term absentees.
Thomas Kirk is charged with keeping order on Saturday. Kirk last officiated the Cobblers for our 1-1 draw at Hartlepool United last March. Mark Derrien and Richard Morris are running the lines and Jack Clench is the fourth official.
I feel like this will be a much different prospect at the Kassam to the game at Sixfields and if we can come away with a point I’ll be very happy. 1-1
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.