Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd is keen to demonstrate his side’s new belief to a larger than normal Sixfields crowd tonight (Tues, ko 7.45pm).
The club are confident of a good gate when they play host to Morecambe with ticket prices halved for the game and 40 per cent of the proceeds going to a prostate cancer charity as part of their Movember campaign.
The Northampton manager, who has grown a moustache for the month (to the annoyance of Mrs Boothroyd) wants his team - who have recorded back-to-back league victories and scored 10 goals in their past three games - to show a prospective new audience what they are capable of.
“The tickets are half price so we’re trying to get a big crowd in to watch us again and to raise a bit of money for a good cause,” he said.
“There is a chance to show people what we can do. It’s been a bit of an epic this season in terms of injuries, players coming and going and the various loan players we’ve used.
“Where I think we’re different this season is that we’ve got a lot more belief about us.
“Despite injuries we have got competition for places and people know someone is behind them ready to come in.”
Morecambe might be four points below the Cobblers in the npower League Two table but they will present a difficult challenge at Sixfields.
Gillingham required an injury-time goal to beat them on Saturday, and Boothroyd is a big admirer of the personality and methods of their manager, Jim Bentley.
“We have to build on Saturday’s good result and the good results we’ve had in the games before that,” he said.
“Morecambe got done in the last minute at Gillingham but they are a team that can beat anyone. They play a lot of different systems and they always keep you guessing.
“They’ve got a manager (Bentley) who was a very genuine centre-half and who is a very genuine guy.
“What you will always get from his teams is hard work and a willingness to push you all the way.
“So we know we’re in for a tough game, we have to respect Morecambe and make sure we maintain the good run of results we’re having.”
The Cobblers have reduced admission prices for tonight’s game to just £10 adults, £5 children and under-sevens are free. 40 per cent of the money from these specially discounted Movember tickets will go to support the Movember charity. These reduced price tickets are only available until 5pm Tuesday, they are not available on arrival, so please call Northampton 683777 or visit www.mohampton.co.uk.