Match Preview | Northampton Town v Wanderers


It’s take two for Wanderers this week in terms fixtures after Tuesday night’s game at Cambridge was abandoned after just ten minutes as they get back on the road to take on Northampton Town this Saturday.

Ian Evatt will have to prepare his side for another all-important League One clash with a resilient Cobblers team standing between them and three points.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: “We can only focus on our own business and that’s Northampton on Saturday. We’re focused fully on that game and giving them the respect they deserve.

“We know it’s going to be a difficult game but one we’re looking forward to and hopefully we can perform to our level."


Northampton Town Manager Jon Brady: “Bolton are a very good side and are pushing at the top end of the table for a reason. They offer different challenges and heavily rely on a possession-based style of football.

“Their stats all season are right up there in terms of how they dominate the ball. They’re a very good side and we’ve got to nullify that if we can.

“We need to know our roles and responsibilities inside out and have that clever movement to unlock them."

Team News

As expected after playing only ten minutes on Tuesday, there are no fresh injury concerns for Ian Evatt to worry about.

Ricardo Almeida Santos is expected to return to training next week and Nathan Baxter has shrugged off any injury doubt after starting in midweek.

Talisman Sam Hoskins is set to miss four weeks of action for the Cobblers. Sam Sherring has also missed this week's training and will be assessed ahead of Saturday.

Form Guide

Following promotion from League Two last campaign, the Cobblers took a few months to adjust to the third tier but have since gone from strength to strength to cement a position in the top half of the table in 11th.

November seemed to be where it clicked for Jon Brady’s side and have gone on to win 8 out of their last 14 fixtures in Sky Bet League One.

Their last two matches have resulted in defeat at home to Shrewsbury and away to Portsmouth so Town will be keen to get back to winning ways in front of their home faithful at Sixfields on Saturday.

Wanderers will be doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen, and the points return to the north west.

Despite not getting the opportunity to add more points to the board, Wanderers remain in third position with games in hand on the teams above them.

Evatt touchline referee Cambridge


Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Assistant Referees: Robert Hyde and Mark Russell

Fourth Official: Aaron Jackson


Saturday, 3pm.


Supporters living outside of the UK can watch the game live via Wanderers TV with a match pass, which can be purchased HERE

Alternatively, UK supporters can listen to live full match commentary on Wanderers TV HERE.

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