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Two Northampton pubs to shut their doors to football supporters on Saturday in favour of rugby fans

Two Northampton pubs will be out of bounds for football supporters this Saturday as they opt to open their doors to rugby fans only.

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Marc Richards scored a stoppage-time winner when these two met on Boxing Day. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

James Heneghan’s Northampton Town v Oxford United preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Oxford United, Sky Bet League One

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HAPPY MEMORY - Marc Richards is mobbed after his late, late winner at Oxford United on Boxing Day

Striker Richards hoping his goal-den touch continues against Oxford

Thinking of matches against Oxford United always brings a smile to the face of Cobblers striker Marc Richards.

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton

Oxford boss Appleton looking ahead to resuming ‘healthy rivalry’ with Cobblers

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton is looking forward to resuming his club’s ‘healthy rivalry’ against the Cobblers at Sixfields on Saturday (ko 3pm).

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Cobblers assistant boss Dave Kerslake (right) chats to goalkeeping coach Jim Hollman during last weekend's defeat at Bolton

Kerslake expects Oxford to go on the attack against the Cobblers

Assistant boss Dave Kerslake is expecting Oxford United to be positive and attack the Cobblers when they come to Sixfields on Saturday (ko 3pm).

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Emmanuel Sonupe

Cobblers winger Sonupe joins Kidderminster on loan

Cobblers winger Emmanuel Sonupe has joined National League North outit Kidderminster Harriers on loan until the end of the season.

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Cobblers skipper Marc Richards is out of contract in the summer

Richards believes Cobblers’ safety should be secured before player contract talks

Skipper Marc Richards admits it is an ‘unsettling’ time for the Cobblers players who will be out of contract this summer, but says it is right that talks on their futures are delayed until the club’s Sky Bet League One safety is secured.

WORK TO BE DONE - Cobblers assistant boss Dave Kerslake

Kerslake brands Oxford clash ‘huge’ and says Cobblers still have work to do

Cobblers assistant boss Dave Kerslake says nobody at Sixfields is taking safety for granted as they enter the final stretch of the season.

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Cobblers freeze season ticket prices for the 2017/18 campaign

Cobblers freeze season ticket prices for the 2017/18 campaign

The Cobblers have announced they are once again freezing season ticket prices for the 2017/18 season.

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BIG IMPACT - Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh makes his point to the referee following Saturday's defeat at Bolton Wanderers (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Cobblers skipper Richards hails Edinburgh impact at Sixfields

Skipper Marc Richards has praised the big impact manager Justin Edinburgh has had on the Cobblers squad in his first two months in charge.

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ON TARGET - Paul Anderson scored the first goal for Cobblers Reserves in their 3-0 win over Peterborough United Reserves

Cobblers Reserves prove too hot for Posh to handle

A strong Cobblers reserves team proved too powerful for a Peterborough United second string as Town claimed a 3-0 win against their rivals in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday afternoon.

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Alex Revell hasn't played since damaging a calf muscle in the 5-3 loss at Milton Keynes Dons in January

Cobblers striker Revell to see specialist regarding calf muscle injury

Cobblers striker Alex Revell is to see a specialist later this week regarding the calf muscle injury that has kept him out of action since January.

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BACK IN THE ACTION: Jak McCourt made his first start under Justin Edinburgh on Saturday. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Midfielder McCourt determined to keep his Cobblers place after Bolton outing

Midfielder Jak McCourt is eyeing more regular game-time for the Cobblers after Saturday’s appearance against Bolton Wanderers marked his first start of 2017.

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UPBEAT: Justin Edinburgh took plenty of heart from Saturday's performance at Bolton. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Edinburgh confident Cobblers are still on the right track despite Bolton setback

The result ended his team’s best winning run of the season but Justin Edinburgh had every reason to take great encouragement from Northampton’s valiant 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

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LEFT OUT: HIram Boateng failed to make the Cobblers squad on Saturday

Cobblers boss Edinburgh reveals reasons behind Boateng omission

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh has explained his reasoning behind Hiram Boateng’s absence from recent match day squads after the Crystal Palace loanee again failed to make the final 18 for the visit to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

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NOT TO BE: John-Joe O'Toole was denied a 95th minute equaliser by a late offside flag. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Bolton Wanderers 2 Northampton Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Despite their three-game winning run coming to an end in frustrating circumstances at the Macron on Saturday, there were many aspects of this game that further underlined the positive strides being made by Justin Edinburgh

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CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Both managers were frustrated by referee Richard Clark after Saturday's contest. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Opposition view: Aggrieved Parkinson relieved after Trotters overcome spirited Cobblers

Justin Edinburgh was not the only one to have a bone to pick with referee Richard Clark after Bolton’s 2-1 win over Northampton on Saturday, with Trotters boss Phil Parkinson questioning the validity of Michael Smith’s opener.

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Action from Saturday's game. Picture by Sharon Lucey

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

Cobblers were beaten 2-1 by Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

FRUSTRATED: Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh had mixed emotions at full-time. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Boss Edinburgh rues key refereeing decisions but praises battling Cobblers

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh was left to bemoan two controversial refereeing decisions that denied his side what he believes would have been a ‘worthy point’ after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Bolton.

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ON THE LINE: Cobblers fought hard at the Macron on Saturday. Pictures by Sharon Lucey

Gallant Cobblers denied as Bolton battle back to pinch the points

Cobblers almost produced the perfect away performance at the Macron on Saturday but after a valiant effort, they were undone by two goals in six second-half minutes as Bolton Wanderers came from behind to win 2-1 on rain-soaked afternoon in Greater Manchester.

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