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Buchanan: We’re returning to the Cobblers of last season under new boss Edinburgh

Playing with a bit more swagger and gusto since Justin Edinburgh’s arrival, watching the Cobblers of late has been like a throwback to the heady days of last season, at least that’s the view of left-back David Buchanan.

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ON THE UP: Justin Edinburgh's side must keep churning out points to stay clear of relegation. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Edinburgh excited by returning players as he urges Cobblers to keep their foot down

Justin Edinburgh is looking forward to having a full squad to pick from in the coming weeks as several players return to full fitness, especially given the need for his side to keep churning out results to avoid being sucked back into a relegation battle.

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THAT MAN AGAIN: John-Joe O'Toole scored in four straight league matches for the first time in his career. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

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

Such has been the swift progress made by Justin Edinburgh at Northampton that this gutsy away performance and hard-earned point came to the surprise of very few.

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Southend boss Phil Brown celebrates Southend's opener. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Opposition view: Key refereeing decision frustrates Brown after ‘two points dropped’ in Cobblers draw

A key decision made by referee John Brooks bore the brunt of Phil Brown’s frustration after the Southend United manager rued ‘two points dropped’ following their 2-2 draw with Northampton Town on Saturday.

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Action from Saturday's game. Picture by Sharon Lucey

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

Vote for your Cobblers star man here following their 2-2 at Southend United on Saturday.

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GOOD POINT: Justin Edinburgh was delighted to take a point from Roots Hall. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Satisfied Edinburgh salutes ‘best point yet’ after Cobblers hold Shrimpers

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh described his side’s hard-fought 2-2 draw at Southend United as the ‘best point’ they’ve earned since he took charge of the club last month.

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GREAT FINISH: Cobblers celebrate Marc Richards' excellent goal at Southend. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

O’Toole nets again as battling Cobblers deny Southend to chalk up precious away point

Cobblers picked up an important away point on Saturday when they held play-off chasing Southend United to a 2-2 draw after a battling performance in an entertaining game at Roots Hall.

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Cobblers midfielder John-Joe O'Toole

O’Toole form is no surprise to Cobblers assistant boss Kerslake

John-Joe O’Toole’s recent resurgence in goalscoring form has come as no surprise to Cobblers assistant boss Dave Kerslake.

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READY TO RETURN - Cobblers central defender Gaby Zakuani

Fit-again Zakuani ready to fight for his Cobblers place

Gaby Zakuani has declared himself fit and available for selection - but knows he will have to be patient before being handed a first chance to impress new Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh.

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James Heneghan’s Southend United v Northampton Town preview

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

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Action from Mereway's 5-0 Division One Cup win over Corby Eagles (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

SATURDAY COMBINATION: Lewis leads the way as Blisworth bury Brixworth

Dale Lewis doubled up as James King Blisworth bagged a 4-0 win against Brixworth All Saints in the premier division.

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SUNDAY COMBINATION: Grimley double inspires Gallery to semi-final success

SUNDAY COMBINATION: Grimley double inspires Gallery to semi-final success

Steve Grimley scored twice as MDS Gallery glided into the final of the NFA Sunday Trophy final.

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Action from Abington Stanley's clash with Spring Park (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NENE SUNDAY LEAGUE: Renda double seals Sovereigns win over White Elephant

Nick Renda registered a double as Northampton Sovereigns beat White Elephant 4-0 in league two.

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Cobblers assistant boss David Kerslake

Kerslake confident ahead of Southend trip as Cobblers’ momentum builds

Assistant boss David Kerslake believes the Cobblers have built up crucial momentum ahead of Saturday’s trip to promotion-chasing Southend United.

The study centre at Sixfields has had a refurbishment and is now called the Northampton Town Education Centre, Sixfields campus

Cobblers players turn out as Sixfields study centre gets a makeover and a rebrand

The Cobblers Study Centre has had a makeover, and been given a new name to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
HAVING A BALL - Cobblers right-back Neal Eardley

Right-back Eardley proving to be a key man for Cobblers boss Edinburgh

While the likes of John-Joe O’Toole and Hiram Boateng take much of the acclaim for Northampton’s recent resurgence, Neal Eardley is quietly making the right-back spot his home.

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Luke Williams in action during the Cobblers' 2-1 loss at Walsall

Cobblers hoping Luke Williams’ knee injury is not too serious

Cobblers loan signing Luke Williams is still having his knee injury assessed, but it’s hoped he will be back at Sixfields in a matter of weeks rather than months.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh delighted with Cobblers progress after first month in charge at Sixfields

Following three wins, two defeats and a significant upgrade in performance levels, Justin Edinburgh says he’s delighted by the progress his players have made after a month in charge of the Cobblers.

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CHANGED MAN - JohnJoe O'Toole has been booked 13 times this season, but only once since Boxing Day

Cobblers midfielder O’Toole happy to be totting up the goals rather than cards

Escaping the wrath of the referee has never been John-Joe O’Toole’s strongest attribute but, nevertheless, it is something which he intends on improving, although much, according to him, rests on the identity and individual style of the man in the middle.

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THREE IN A ROW: Cobblers celebrate after John-Joe O'Toole's late goal secured their third straight home win. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

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

The lateness of the winning goal and the tightness of the final scoreline suggests Tuesday’s win over Swindon was a hard-fought one but make no mistake, the Cobblers were full value for these priceless three points that inch them a significant step away from trouble and towards the safety of mid-table.

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