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In-form Hoskins revelling in new role as he admits relief at first goal

After adding another man-of-the-match display to his growing collection on Saturday, Cobblers attacker Sam Hoskins revealed how playing in a different position has significantly improved his game this season.

JJ Hooper's performance at Shrewsbury was his best in Northampton colours. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Cobblers boss Page: Hooper ‘is a match for anyone’

JJ Hooper and Jak McCourt were singled out for special praise by Cobblers boss Rob Page after Saturday’s 4-2 win over Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow.

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JUMPING FOR JOY: Sam Hoskins shows his delight after scoring his first goal of the season. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds

Shrewsbury Town 2 Northampton Town 4 – match review, player ratings and highlights

The way a team reacts in a time of uncertainty can be telling, so this commanding victory over Shrewsbury, in a game where the destiny of the three points was never in doubt, should raise spirits and lift the mood after a troubling few weeks.

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Ivan Toney is up to five goals for the season

Former favourite Toney concedes Cobblers were worthy winners

Former Cobbler Ivan Toney was disappointed not to get one over his former club on Saturday but admitted his Shrewsbury side were deservedly beaten.

TOO GOOD: Sam Hoskins celebrates after firing Cobblers into a 3-1 lead at Shrewsbury. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds

Cobblers performance ‘good enough to beat anyone’, says boss Page

Cobblers boss Rob Page felt his side’s dominant performance against Shrewsbury Town in Saturday’s 4-2 victory would have been good enough to ‘beat any other team’ in Sky Bet league One.

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TWO TO THE GOOD: Cobblers celebrate Paul Anderson's goal that put them into a 2-0 lead at Shrewsbury. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Cobblers thrash Shrewsbury to bounce back in style despite Toney brace

Paul Anderson netted a brace as Cobblers returned to winning ways by piling more misery on rock-bottom Shrewsbury Town with a comprehensive 4-2 victory at Greenhous Meadow on Saturday afternoon.
Kelvin Thomas says legal issues are still causing delays to the East Stand development.

‘Legal issues’ are still hampering the completion of Northampton Town’s East Stand, says club chairman

The chairman of Northampton Town Football Club said “legal challenges” are still causing delays to the East Stand redevelopment.

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Former Cobbler Ivan Toney is currently on loan at Shrewsbury from Newcastle United

James Heneghan’s Shrewsbury Town v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Shrewsbury Town v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Cobblers boss Rob Page

Cobblers boss Page wary of a rock-bottom Shrews team in a ‘false position’

Cobblers boss Rob Page believes troubled Shrewsbury Town are in a ‘false position’ ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash between the sides at Greenhous Meadow.

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Tuesday night's defeat at Peterborough United was a tough one for Cobblers boss Rob Page, his players and the club's supporters to take (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Boss Page accepts Cobblers fans’ criticism but calls on supporters and players to ‘bounce back together’

Rob Page understands the Cobblers supporters’ frustrations and doesn’t blame them for booing the team off following Tuesday night’s derby defeat at Peterborough United, saying they ‘have every right to voice their opinion’.

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PAINFUL EXPERIENCE - Peterborough's players celebrate their second goal in Tuesday's derby, while the inquest begins for the Cobblers defence (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Disappointing run of form won’t see Cobblers boss Page panicking

Rob Page will be doing a lot of serious thinking and head scratching as he prepares the Cobblers for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One trip to rock-bottom Shrewsbury Town - but one thing he insists he won’t be doing is panicking.

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Rob Page is set to recall Jak McCourt for the weekend trip to Shrewsbury Town

Jak’s the lad - midfielder McCourt set for Cobblers recall at Shrewsbury

Jak McCourt is set to return to the Cobblers midfield for Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

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NOT GOOD ENOUGH - Gaby Zakuani and his Cobblers team-mates show their disappointment after conceding the first goal in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Peterborough United (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Zakuani says Cobblers have to ‘quickly address’ defensive issues

Defender Gaby Zakuani admits the Cobblers are going to have to ‘quickly address’ the team’s vulnerability at set-pieces following Tuesday night’s 3-0 derby humbling at Peterborough United.

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WORK TO DO: Rob Page must find a way to arrest his side's current slump to ease growing fears. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Peterborough United 3 Northampton Town 0 – match review, player ratings and highlights

First there was the hype, then followed the crushing disappointment, now comes the inquisition.

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BRAVE CALL: Leaving John-Joe O'Toole out sparked much debate on Tuesday. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds

Page explains O’Toole omission and formation switch for Posh clash

Cobblers boss Rob Page has explained his reasoning behind leaving John-Joe O’Toole out of the team to face Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.

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BAD NIGHT - Marc Richards and Paul Anderson show their dismay at the derby defeat at Peterborough United (PIctures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Apologetic Cobblers boss Page slams defending after derby disaster

Rob Page apologised to Cobblers fans after their dismal 3-0 loss at rivals Peterborough United on Tuesday, but he refused to blame the defeat on his change of formation, instead lamenting his side’s defending.

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Sam Hoskins on an attacking run during Tuesday night's clash at Peterborough United (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dismal derby day for Cobblers as they are beaten by Peterborough United

Stuttering Cobblers suffered a torrid derby day beating as they slumped to a fourth defeat in five games when soundly defeated 3-0 by rivals Peterborough United on a disastrous evening at the ABAX Stadium.
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Cobblers boss Rob Page

DERBY DAY: Boss Page assures supporters the Cobblers are ‘ready and fired up’ for battle with Posh

Rob Page has promised the Cobblers supporters that ‘every player and member of staff’ understands the importance of Tuesday night’s derby showdown against Peterborough United.

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Harry Beautyman is likely to start against his former club tonight

DERBY DAY: James Heneghan’s Peterborough United v Northampton Town preview

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

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RALLYING CRY - Peterborough United manager Grant McCann

DERBY DAY: McCann challenges Posh players to ‘become a hero’ against the Cobblers

Grant McCann branded Peterborough United ‘terrible’ after their defeat at Fleetwood Town on Saturday, while Cobblers boss Rob Page said his side’s defending was ‘embarrassing’ as they lost 3-1 at home to Millwall.

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