After a two week international break, real football is back and the Cobblers head to Port Vale looking to solidify and build on a solid start to like in League One. Since our return, we’ve picked up seven points from six games and played some encouraging football for the most part. Jon Brady will be hoping that the break will have given some of the walking wounded some extra time to recover as we head to Burslem.
Last Time Out
The Cobblers were beaten by Oxford United in the EFL Trophy ten days ago while Port Vale were beating Crewe Alexandra in the same competition.
One To Watch
The Cobblers could welcome back Lee Burge from injury with the keeper hoping to be fit in time for the trip to Vale Park. Ben Fox and Ryan Haynes are also back in training and have an outside chance of making the squad. Will Hondermarck picked up an injury before the recent game against Wycombe, though, and faces time on the sidelines alongside Ali Koiki, Danny Hylton and Tyler Magloire.
Scott Oldham is in the middle on Saturday. Oldham’s last Cobblers game was our 3-0 home win over Colchester United in February 2022. Joe Simpson and Danny Jarvis are running the lines and Ross Joyce is fourth official.
This is going to be as tough a trip to Port Vale as there’s been for a while. They’re playing with style at the moment and it should be an excellent football match. I’m going for a draw that I’d be happy with. 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.