Louis Moult and Emyr Huws will return to the Cobblers squad for the visit of Morecambe to Sixfields on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).
Moult has completed a three-match suspension for his sending-off at York City on November 6, while on-loan Manchester City midfielder Huws is clear to play after missing Saturday’s win over Wycombe Wanderers through illness.
Huws succumbed to one of the many viruses that have affected the squad and although he could have played at the weekend, the decision was made to keep him out of the matchday 18.
Moult’s absence was more definite, and the former Stoke City trainee now faces a fight to get back into the side.
“Both come back into the squad,” confirmed Boothroyd. “Louis was in good form before he got himself sent off at York and the nature of football is such that there are people in front of him now.
“It’s ironic that we used Chris Hackett off the front because we wanted to win the game at York (after going down to 10 men) and because of his performance I thought he might be able to do that regularly for us.
“Although we got a man sent off you can stumble on things and we certainly did that night; now it’s up to Louis to force himself back in.”
Meanwhile, Cobblers fans are reminded that they can gain admission to tomorrow night’s game for half-price.
The club is supporting Movember in a number of ways this year, raising money to help fight prostate cancer, and is dedicating the home match against Morecambe to the cause.
Match ticket prices have been halved for the game, and tickets are available for the following prices:
40% of the money from Movember match tickets goes to the Movember appeal!
This is the one and only Northampton Town game this season where the price of the standard match ticket will be reduced, so please support the Cobblers and help them raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Supporters can buy tickets now by calling Northampton 683777, or visit www.mohampton.co.uk.
Discounted match tickets for the Movember appeal are only available until 5pm on Tuesday, they are not available on arrival.