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Edinburgh believes Powell is a genuine wing-back option for Cobblers

Cobblers wide man Daniel Powell could be utilised in a wing-back role more often in the future following his impressive display in Tuesday’s friendly win over Derby County, according to manager Justin Edinburgh.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh reiterates there is still work to be done to complete Cobblers squad

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh has reiterated his desire to make ‘one or two more’ additions ahead of next weekend’s Sky Bet League One curtain-raiser against Shrewsbury Town.

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John-Joe O'Toole, pictured in action at Frome last week, missed Town's friendlies against Kettering and Derby, sparking wild speculation online regarding his future at the club

Mixed injury news for Cobblers quartet as Edinburgh dismisses O'Toole rumours

Cobblers midfielder Sam Foley faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with the ankle injury he sustained in Saturday's friendly against Kettering, but there is far more positive news regarding team-mates John-Joe O'Toole, Alex Revell and Brendan Moloney.
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PRODUCTIVE NIGHT: Justin Edinburgh had plenty to be happy about after his side's 1-0 win over Derby. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Upbeat Edinburgh sees lots of positives after Cobblers edge out Rams

An 'extremely pleased' Justin Edinburgh took away several positives from his side's performance in their 1-0 win over Derby County on Tuesday.
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ON TARGET: Marc Richards is congratulated by his team-mates after firing the Cobblers ahead against Derby. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Skipper Richards on target as Cobblers earn friendly win over Derby

Cobblers produced their most accomplished pre-season performance to date when a first-half goal from Marc Richards was sufficient to overcome Championship side Derby County in Tuesday's friendly at Sixfields.
EYE ON THE BALL: David Buchanan has had things all his own way in the two years he's been at Sixfields, but summer signing George Smith may provide stiff competition in 2017/18

Bullish Buchanan in high spirits ahead of new season as he prepares to battle for wing-back role

There might be a new kid on the block and a slight change of job description this season, but David Buchanan will not be giving up his place in Northampton’s team lightly.

Sam Foley suffered an ankle injury against Kettering Town on Saturday, but will not require surgery (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Relief for Edinburgh as midfielder Foley reveals he won’t require surgery on injured ankle

The Cobblers have been handed a big boost with the news that midfielder Sam Foley’s ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.

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Aaron Pierre at the Cobblers fun day on Sunday. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Crooks and Pierre set to feature as Cobblers prepare for Derby challenge

New signings Matt Crooks and Aaron Pierre are both in line to feature for the first time on Tuesday evening when the Cobblers step up their pre-season preparations with the visit of Derby County.

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COMMENT: Six key areas the Cobblers must address to make 2017/18 a success

So here we are again. Just 84 days after rounding out 2016/17 with a goalless draw to Gillingham, the Cobblers are putting the final pieces in place in preparation of doing it all over again, and with the help of a summer makeover, optimism around Sixfields is in no short supply.

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Daniel Powell and Sam Hoskins model the Cobblers' new home kit

Cobblers unveil new Nike home kit at Sixfields family fun day

The Cobblers have unveiled their new Nike home kit as part of the club's annual Sixfields fun day.
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Justin Edinburgh

Cobblers to adopt new system for upcoming campaign, reveals Edinburgh

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh has revealed the preferred choice of system he intends to go with for the forthcoming Sky Bet League One campaign.

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Edinburgh urges his team on during Saturday's game. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Edinburgh disappointed by Cobblers performance in Kettering defeat

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh admitted he was disappointed by certain aspects of his side's performance in their Maunsell Cup final defeat to Kettering Town on Saturday.
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Action from Saturday's contest between Kettering and the Cobblers. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Cobblers beaten on penalties in Maunsell Cup final

Kettering Town won the Maunsell Cup final by beating the Cobblers 5-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Wellingborough's rain-soaked Dog & Ducks Stadium on Saturday.
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John-Joe O'Toole takes on some young supporters on the Sixfields pitch at last year's fun day

Cobblers to launch new Nike home kit at Sixfields Family Fun Day on Sunday

The Cobblers will be launching their new home kit at the the club’s annual Family Fun Day which takes place at Sixfields on Sunday.

SUMMER SIGNING NUMBER 11 - Aaron Pierre signed for the Cobblers on Friday (Picture: Pete Norton)

Boss Edinburgh happy to be facing a Cobblers selection headache

After making his 11th signing of the summer, Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh knows he will face a serious selection headache when it comes to naming his team for the season opener at Shrewsbury Town on August 5.

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New Cobblers signing Aaron Pierre (Picture: Pete Norton)

Defender Aaron Pierre delighted as he makes a step up with the Cobblers

Aaron Pierre has promised the Cobblers fans he is going to be ‘the best player I can be’ after he signed on at Sixfields in a three-year deal.

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Aaron Pierre has joined the Cobblers after spending three seasons with Wycombe Wanderers in league two

Edinburgh believes Cobblers’ big ambition sealed Aaron Pierre deal

Justin Edinburgh believes the Cobblers’ ambition was a key factor in securing the services of in-demand central defender Aaron Pierre.

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Aaron Pierre has signed a three-year deal with the Cobblers

BREAKING: Cobblers make 11th summer signing as they land central defender Aaron Pierre

The Cobblers have completed their outfield defensive recruitment with the signing of Wycombe Wanderers central defender Aaron Pierre.

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Matt Crooks travelled with the Cobblers to Frome on Tuesday (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Crooks looking forward to ‘moving on to bigger and better things’ with the Cobblers

Matt Crooks has already come to terms with the fact he is an ex-Rangers player, and is looking forward to ‘moving on to bigger and better things’ with the Cobblers.

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Sam Foley signed for the Cobblers in May

’Bonding is easy’ for new-look Cobblers as Foley settles into Sixfields life

As one of 10 players to have walked through the Sixfields gates over the past two months, Sam Foley knows it’s essential for this this new-look Cobblers squad to gel as quickly as possible, both on and off the pitch, if they want to hit the ground running this season.

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