Preview: Northampton Town v stevenage fc

Northampton Town v Stevenage FC Match Preview…With the Cobblers back up to the brink of the top seven, there’s a chance to back up Saturday’s home win with a Tuesday night special at Sixfields.

Match Preview

Saturday’s much needed win for the Cobblers means that Jon Brady’s side are back to within a place of the League Two playoff places and go into this evening’s game with Stevenage looking for a win that would well and truly put to bed the disappointments of Sutton and Hartlepool.

Brady will be hoping for the same intensity as we showed on Saturday against a Stevenage side struggling at the wrong end of the table. There’s a real chance here to build the momentum back up again and, whether there are changes or not, the claret faithful will be expecting a result.

Don’t forget, being a Tuesday night special, this one is live on Ifollow!

The Opposition

Stevenage come into this one off the back of a hugely disappointing defeat on Saturday away at fellow strugglers Oldham. The Boro have won just once in their last ten games in League Two having started the season with back to back victories and need to halt the slide very quickly.

Attempting to turn the tide is former Cobblers striker Alex Revell, who took over in February 2020 and saw them through a difficult spell where they would have fallen out of the Football League had it not been for Macclesfield Town’s points deduction after the season was ended due to Covid. After a poor start to last season, Revell turned things around after Christmas to take his side up to fourteenth by the end of the campaign.

With the manager having history, then, of halting a bad run you would think the powers that be would stick with him as he looks to take points home from his former abode. But just how long the patience from the stands lasts is another story.

Last time out

The Cobblers bounced back from two defeats to win 2-0 at home to Mansfield Town on Saturday while Stevenage were being soundly beaten 3-0 at Keith Curle’s Oldham.

One to watch

Also returning to Sixfields is thunder bastard attempter and all round good guy Chris Lines. The midfielder hasn’t been involved in the last month, though, and Revell may throw in another ex Cobbler in Luke Norris back to the front line after the ex Town loanee came off the bench on Saturday.

Team News

The Cobblers were missing Jordan Flores at the weekend as he had a reaction to his Covid vaccination but the midfielder may come back into contention this evening.

Stevenage will be boosted by the return from suspension of midfielder Jake Taylor after he missed the weekend game at Oldham through suspension.

Last meeting

Northampton Town 0-0 Stevenage (EFL Trophy) – 17/11/20

Lets’ hope this evening is a lot better than the last game between the clubs, also on a Tuesday night at Sixfields. The teams played out a dour 0-0 draw in the Pizza Cup before the cobblers won 4-2 on penalties.

Line-up Prediction

Match Officials

Taking charge of this one is Samuel Barrott who last oversaw a Cobblers game in the 1-1 draw at Sunderland on the final day of last season.

Score Predictions

Charles: Cobblers 3-0 Stevenage

Danny: Cobblers 2-0 Stevenage

Neil: Cobblers 4-4 Stevenage

Jefe: Cobblers 4-0 Stevenage

This week’s podcast is out now as we look back on the 2-0 win over Mansfield as well as the usual look at the NTFC Women’s team, reaction to the FA Cup draw and a quick look at the rest of League Two’s talking points.

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