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Boss Edinburgh says Cobblers ‘owe it’ to the supporters to go out with a bang

Justin Edinburgh is challenging his Cobblers players to bounce back from the ‘huge disappointment’ of the 3-0 defeat at Bury and finish the season with a bang against Gillingham this Sunday (ko midday).

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Paul Anderson

Survival is ‘bittersweet’ for Cobblers midfielder Anderson after ‘embarrassing’ Bury defeat

Midfielder Paul Anderson admitted it was a ‘bittersweet’ feeling after the Cobblers confirmed their Sky Bet League One survival courtesy of results elsewhere following Saturday’s ‘embarrassing’ 3-0 defeat to Bury.

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STRIKE DUO: Marc Richards and Alex Revell have scored 23 goals between them this season

Revell urges Cobblers to learn from mistakes and up their game after disappointing campaign

Once the dust settles and the disappointment fades, there is a lot Northampton can take from their first season back in League One. Indeed, as Alex Revell suggests, if they can learn from their mistakes and improve in key areas, they’ll most certainly be better for it next time around.

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John-Joe O'Toole was named the Chronicle & Echo Cobblers supporters' player of the year last seasaon (PIcture: Pete Norton)

Time running out to vote for your Cobblers player of the year

Time is quickly running out for Cobblers supporters to choose their Chronicle & Echo player of the year for the 2016/17 season.

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David Cornell has played five league games this season

Edinburgh explains Cornell selection and picks out teenager McWilliams for praise

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh has explained why he opted for David Cornell over regular first-choice goalkeeper Adam Smith for Saturday’s clash at Bury.

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KEY SUMMER: Justin Edinburgh will be a busy man this summer. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Candid Edinburgh admits ‘a lot will go’ as he plans big changes for Cobblers

Justin Edinburgh is under no illusions. As manager of a team who have floundered and stumbled their way to safety this season, he is all too aware of the major rebuilding job he has on his hands over the next few months.

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AWAY DAY TROUBLES: Cobblers have won just once on the road in 2017. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

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

The end of the football season is often met with disappointment and dejection but, for Justin Edinburgh and fans of Northampton, summer can’t come quickly enough as this dispiriting campaign drifts towards a rather limp conclusion.

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UNACCEPTABLE: Justin Edinburgh insists his side's poor performance in their 3-0 defeat at Bury will not be repeated on his watch. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Unhappy Edinburgh vents frustration at Cobblers performance in defeat to Bury

Justin Edinburgh was in no mood to celebrate confirmation of Northampton’s survival on Saturday as he berated his side’s ‘inept’ performance in their 3-0 defeat to Bury, insisting ‘it will not happen again’.

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IN THE ACTION: Shaun McWilliams was given his first league start by Justin Edinburgh. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Cobblers staying up despite suffering heavy defeat at Bury

Cobblers have been assured of their Sky Bet League One status for next season but only courtesy of results elsewhere after their winless run extended to seven games with a wretched 3-0 defeat away at fellow strugglers Bury on Saturday.

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SAFETY IN SIGHT? - Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Cobblers boss Edinburgh: ‘Everything is in our hands’

Justin Edinburgh accepts the pressure is still on the Cobblers as they head to Bury with their Sky Bet League One safety still not mathematically secure.

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Matty Taylor scored one of his trademark free-kicks in Northampton's 3-2 win over Bury earlier in the season

James Heneghan’s Bury v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Bury v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh calls on Cobblers to finish campaign with a flourish

Justin Edinburgh does not want his Cobblers team stumbling over the finishing line as they wrap up their Sky Bet League One season - he wants them finishing with a flourish.

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Shaun McWilliams in action during Monday's 1-1 draw with Shrewbsury (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Teenager McWilliams could be handed first Cobblers start at Bury

Teenager Shaun McWilliams could be in line for his first Cobblers start in Saturday’s crucial Sky Bet League One clash at relegation rivals Bury.

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Michael Smith has shrugged off the injury he picked up at Millwall on Good Friday

Striker Smith set to return for Bury trip, but Williams and Wylde ruled out

Striker Michael Smith is fit and available for the Cobblers squad for Saturday’s crucial relegation battle at fellow strugglers Bury.

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Marc Richards in action for the Cobblers during Monday's 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town

Richards admits Cobblers were ‘really poor’ in Shrews stalemate

Skipper Marc Richards has branded the Cobblers’ performance in Easter Monday’s 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town ‘really poor’ and admitted the team should be ‘performing better’.

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SEEING RED: Cobblers had two men sent off in the same game for the first time since 2004, also against Shrewsbury. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Northampton Town 1 Shrewsbury Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

If, as expected, the Cobblers finally rubber-stamp their survival over the next two weeks, you cannot say they have achieved it with any great conviction.

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Action from Easter Monday's clash at Sixfields. Picture by Sharon Lucey

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

Cobblers edged towards safety with 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury Town in Easter Monday’s incident-packed clash at Sixfields.

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BELOW-PAR: Justin Edinburgh admitted his side weren't at their best on Monday. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Boss Edinburgh admits Cobblers were below-par in Shrewsbury draw

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh accepted his side fell below the required standard in Monday’s 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury but he was pleased with their battling qualities in grinding out an important point.

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Marc Richards heads the Cobblers into a 1-0 lead against Shrewsbury at Sixfields (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Nine-man Cobblers cling on for crucial point as they draw with Shrewsbury Town

Cobblers survived having two men sent off and a second-half onslaught to inch another step towards safety with a backs-to-the-wall 1-1 draw at home against Shrewsbury Town on Easter Monday.

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Justin Edinburgh believes his side still need points to guarantee their survival. Pictures by Sharon Lucey

Edinburgh expects ‘huge response’ from Cobblers ahead of Shrewsbury clash

Justin Edinburgh has challenged his side to bounce straight back from Friday’s defeat to Millwall by beating Shrewsbury at Sixfields on Monday and finally banishing all thoughts of relegation.

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