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Edinburgh has ‘a lot of work to do’ after Cobblers ship five at Dons

New Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh admits he has ‘a lot of work to do’ when it comes to Northampton’s ropey defending after his first game in charge ended in a 5-3 defeat at Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

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ON THE SPOT: Referee Roger East awards Dons a penalty. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Dons edge Cobblers in eight-goal thriller as Edinburgh starts with defeat

Justin Edinburgh’s first game as Cobblers manager ended in a tepid defeat as his new side took another worrying step towards relegation when beaten 5-3 by Milton Keynes Dons in a frenzied and action-packed affair on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon at Stadium MK.

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INJURY BLOW - Sam Hoskins has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament knee injury

Injury blow for Cobblers as Hoskins is ruled out for the rest of the season

Cobblers attacker Sam Hoskins will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh takes charge of the team for the first time at Milton Keynes on Saturday

Cobblers boss Edinburgh targets flying start at Milton Keynes Dons

Justin Edinburgh is hoping to hit the ground running and ‘make an impact’ in his first game in charge of the Cobblers at Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

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Harry Beautyman's early goal set Cobblers on their way to a 3-2 win over MK Dons back in September

James Heneghan’s MK Dons v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Milton Keynes Dons v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Milton Keynes Dons manager Robbie Neilson

Boss Neilson hopes Milton Keynes’ ‘quality’ will overcome ‘physical and direct’ Cobblers

Milton Keynes Dons boss Robbie Neilson has warned his team they face a physical battle against the Cobblers on Saturday, but believes his team’s ‘quality’ will ensure they claim a victory.

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DESPERATE TO GET GOING - new Cobblers striker Keshi Anderson (Picture: Pete Norton)

Striker Anderson confident he can provide a goal rush for the Cobblers

Keshi Anderson believes if he is given the time on the pitch then he will score the goals that will propel the Cobblers up the Sky Bet League One table.

HAPPY MAN - Justin Edinburgh is delighted to be the Cobblers manager (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

FEATURE: New Town boss Edinburgh on potential, the squad, Kelvin Thomas, club spirit... and turning down the Cobblers in 2014

As he settles into the manager’s chair and makes himself at home at Sixfields, Justin Edinburgh admits he is excited by the potential of the Cobblers - and has also explained his reasons for turning down an approach from the club to take over from Aidy Boothroyd back in 2014.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Boss Edinburgh wants Cobblers to be ‘a team of no excuses’ on his watch

Justin Edinburgh says he wants his Cobblers team to be one ‘of no excuses’, and that he is aiming for his Sixfields reign to be one that makes an ‘impression’.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Cobblers boss Edinburgh happy with ‘very competitive’ playing budget

Boss Justin Edinburgh says he is ‘very happy’ with the playing budget he has inherited at the Cobblers and says it is a ‘very competitive’ one.

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Keshi Anderson in his Barton Rovers days

It’s all about scoring goals for new Cobblers striker Anderson

Striker Keshi Anderson can’t wait to get the chance to do what he does best after signing for the Cobblers - and that is scoring goals.

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New Cobblers loan signing Keshi Anderson

Edinburgh makes his mark as Crystal Palace striker Keshi Anderson signs Cobblers loan deal

New boss Justin Edinburgh has wasted little time in putting his stamp on pepping up the Cobblers squad by signing Crystal Palace striker Keshi Anderson on loan until the end of the season.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Cobblers boss Edinburgh relishing the pressure as he prepares for first game in charge

Justin Edinburgh has yet to even take charge of a match as the new Cobblers boss, but accepts the pressure is on to start winning straight away.

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New Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh confirms ‘funds have been made available’ to strengthen Cobblers squad

Justin Edinburgh has revealed that the funds are available to him to strengthen the Cobblers squad, and the new Sixfields boss is already working on doing exactly that.

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New Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

New boss Justin Edinburgh can't wait to try and make the most of 'a fantastic opportunity' at Cobblers

New Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh says taking charge at Sixfields is 'a fantastic opportunity' for him and his assistant boss David Kerslake.

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David Buchanan has started every league game since signing for the club 18 months ago

Buchanan excited to meet Edinburgh as new Cobblers boss gets to work

Meeting your new boss for the first time is often a daunting prospect but David Buchanan says he’s excited to see what the recently-appointed Justin Edinburgh has to offer when Northampton’s new man at the helm greets his players on Monday.

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Sam Hoskins and David Buchanan. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Defender Buchanan staying positive after seeing encouraging signs in latest Cobblers defeat

After taking heart from Saturday’s improved display against Scunthorpe United, Cobblers defender David Buchanan admits his side desperately need to start winning games sooner rather than later to ease fears of being dragged into a relegation battle.

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David Kerslake is the new assistant manager at the Cobblers (Picture: Pete Norton)

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh appoints David Kerslake as his assistant

New Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh has moved quickly to make his first signing as Cobblers boss by bringing in David Kerslake as his assistant manager.

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SINKING FEELING: Cobblers were beaten again at Sixfields for the fifth time in a row. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Northampton Town 1 Scunthorpe United 2 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Although Scunthorpe became the latest visiting team to leave Sixfields with all three points, there were enough positives in Northampton’s performance on Saturday for the onlooking Justin Edinburgh to feel upbeat about his new side’s prospects.

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Cobblers pay tribute to Graham Taylor before kick-off. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

VOTE: Who was your Cobblers man of the match against Scunthorpe?

Cobblers suffered their fifth successive home league defeat on Saturday when they were beaten 2-1 by Scunthorpe United.

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