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Winger Wylde hopes Dons screamer will kick-start his Cobblers career

“I could probably write a book about it,” jokes Gregg Wylde when reflecting on his short yet remarkably dramatic start to life at the Cobblers. If he did, it’d probably be a best-seller.

MUCH TO PONDER: Justin Edinburgh and assistant David Kerslake on the touchline during Saturday's defeat to MK Dons. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Edinburgh sees encouraging signs but admits Cobblers need more ‘mental strength’ to remedy defensive frailty

By his own admission, it was not the ideal start. But even so, Justin Edinburgh insisted he saw enough positives in Saturday’s 5-3 defeat at Milton Keynes Dons to come away feeling confident that his new side have ‘got what it takes’ to turn their fortunes around.

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PAINFUL FEELING: There was more anguish for the Cobblers on Saturday. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

MK Dons 5 Northampton Town 3 – match review, player ratings and highlights

If Justin Edinburgh wasn’t aware of the seismic task he faces as Cobblers boss before Saturday, this defensive horror show which led to another damaging defeat will leave him in no doubt as to the magnitude of the challenge he has taken on.

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TOUGH START: Justin Edinburgh watches his side during their defeat to MK Dons. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

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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Jack Collison in coaching mode (above) and in action for Wales against England's Frank Lampard (below)

Chance to take part in Jack Collison soccer school

Former West Ham United and Wales footballer Jack Collison will next month launch his successful soccer school in the area.

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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.

SUNDAY COMBINATION: Broome sweeps up as Sun shine in cup

SUNDAY COMBINATION: Broome sweeps up as Sun shine in cup

Lee Broome swept up as Hardingstone Sun secured a huge win in the first round of the Ken Parker Cup.

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Action from the clash between northampton Sapphires and Pitsford Rangers (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NENE SUNDAY LEAGUE: Norteles sink Margaret’s to seal semi-final spot

Norteles progressed to the NTFA Goodliff Cup semi-finals with an excellent 3-2 win against Sunday Combination outfit St Margaret’s.

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Action from Fotogold's 5-2 win over Irthlingborough Rangers in division three (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

SATURDAY COMBINATION: Harpole see off Heyford to stay top of the pile

Harpole remain at the top of Duston Garage Premier Division after a 4-1 victory against Heyford Athletic,

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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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