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Cobblers boss Hasselbaink delighted after Hoskins makes long-awaited return

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed how he plans to use Sam Hoskins this season after welcoming the young forward back from his serious knee injury.

NOT TO BE: Marc Richards missed an injury-time chance to pinch a point for the Cobblers on Saturday. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Northampton Town 0 Bradford City 1 – James Heneghan’s review and player ratings, plus highlights

How a team’s performance is judged so often depends on the final scoreline, and had either Marc Richards or Alex Revell converted from close-range in the final moments of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Bradford, perhaps the outlook would have been different.

Daniel Powell in action for the Cobblers on Saturday. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

VOTE: Who was your star Cobbler against Bradford?

Vote for your star man from Northampton’s 1-0 defeat to Bradford City on Saturday.

Relief: Bantams boss Stuart McCall. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Opposition view: McCall relieved after Bantams withstand Cobblers pressure to claim Sixfields victory

Bradford City manager Stuart McCall was a relieved man on Saturday after his side survived sustained second-half pressure to beat the Cobblers 1-0 at Sixfields.

Late regret: Cobblers missed two late chances to peg Bradford back. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Encouraged Hasselbaink laments late misses after Cobblers succumb to Bradford

Despite seeing encouragement, Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was left to reflect on two glaring late misses after his side were beaten 1-0 by Bradford on Saturday.

Tony McMahon curls home his free-kick for Bradford City (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

McMahon stunner enough for Bradford as they edge past battling Cobblers at Sixfields

A controversial first-half free-kick was enough for Bradford City to come away from Sixfields with all three points on Saturday as the Cobblers were beaten 1-0 after a hard-fought, evenly-contested affair.
Ash Taylor

Cobblers defender Taylor relishing Bradford City challenge

Ash Taylor is relishing the challenge of taking on promotion-chasing Bradford City at Sixfields on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Alex Revell celebrates after firing the Cobblers ahead against Bradford last season, only for the Bantams to fight back and win 2-1 to do the double over Town

James Heneghan’s Northampton Town v Bradford City preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Bradford City, Sky Bet League One

On the up: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants his team to continue their recent improvement against Bradford on Saturday.

Boss Hasselbaink wants ‘work-in-progress’ Cobblers to relish tough Bradford test

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has challenged his side to continue their recent improvement under his guidance this weekend when they face another formidable test as Bradford City visit Sixfields.

Regan Poole made only his second Cobblers start at the DW Stadium. Picture: Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink earmarks midfield role for Poole as Cobblers boss praises Hanley’s attitude

Regan Poole could become a regular fixture in the Cobblers midfield this season following his first outing in the role during Tuesday’s defeat to Wigan, at least according to his manager.

Regan Poole, like many of his team-mates, felt Cobblers were denied a stonewal penalty late on. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Wigan Athletic 1 Northampton Town 0 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Valiance in defeat often counts for little in sport but given what has gone before this season, Tuesday’s hard-fought 1-0 loss at high-flying Wigan Athletic should give reason for encouragement rather than concern, even if Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s unbeaten start as Cobblers boss came to an end.

Paul Cook

Opposition view: Latics boss Cook impressed by Cobblers and backs Hasselbaink to be a hit at Sixfields

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has backed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to be success at Sixfields after being impressed with aspects of Northampton’s performance in Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at the DW Stadium.

Wigan's Michael Jacobs slides on his knees to celebrate his spectacular goal against the Cobblers on Tuesday night (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Sixfields old boy Jacobs hopes Cobblers fans understand as he gets ‘caught up in the emotion’ of Wigan winner

Michael Jacobs says he hopes the Cobblers supporters can understand his exuberant celebrations after he scored a spectacular winner against his boyhood club on Tuesday night.

Former Cobblers player Michael Jacobs celebrates his stunning strike for Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Boss Hasselbaink disappointed as Cobblers are denied '100 per cent' penalty in Wigan defeat

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was adamant his side were denied a late penalty during Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic, denying them what would have been a hard-fought draw.

Matt Grimes battles for the vall during the Cobblers' defeat at Wigan Athletic (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Jacobs cracker condemns Cobblers to narrow defeat at Wigan Athletic

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's unbeaten start to life as Cobblers manager came to a spirited end on Tuesday evening when his side were edged out 1-0 by title-chasing Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.
Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook

Cook warns high-flying Wigan they are in for a tough test against the Cobblers

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook has warned his in-form team they will face a tough test against a rejuvenated Cobblers side at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

Former Cobbler Ivan Toney has scored twice in seven games for Wigan this season

James Heneghan’s Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram

Ingram says Cobblers have ‘nothing to lose’ as they head to high-flying Wigan Athletic

Goalkeeper Matt Ingram believes the Cobblers have got ‘nothing to lose’ in their Sky Bet League One clash at high-flying Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

Matt Crooks will miss Tuesday's trip to Wigan Athletic following his sending off at Southend United on Saturday (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Smith in line for swift return as Cobblers prepare for Wigan challenge

The Cobblers are set to be boosted by the return to action of George Smith for Tuesday night’s trip to high-flying Wigan Athletic.

PLENTY TO PONDER - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says his players have to concentrate better (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Boss Hasselbaink wants Cobblers to up their concentration levels

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says the Cobblers players have to improve their concentration levels to avoid any repeat of the second half collapse they suffered at Southend United on Saturday.

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