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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.

Nafi Tuitavake (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tuitavake takes heart ahead of Saints’ trip to Tigers

Nafi Tuitavake insists Saints can take plenty of positives from Friday night’s defeat at Montpellier.

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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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Dylan Hartley was sent off during Saints' game against Leinster (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

England boss Jones: Saints hooker Hartley heading in the right direction

England boss Eddie Jones says Dylan Hartley is ‘moving in the right direction’ as the Saints hooker bids to lead his country in the Six Nations opener.

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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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Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Nadolo ‘absolutely on fire’, admits Saints boss Mallinder

Jim Mallinder admitted Montpellier wing Nemani Nadolo was ‘absolutely on fire’ in Saints’ 26-17 defeat at the Altrad Stadium on Friday night.

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Jim Mallinder saw his side stand up to Montpellier (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Montpellier 26 Saints 17: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

Saints may not have won in Montpellier last night, but they did something they failed to do in their first two Champions Cup away games: they competed.

Lee Dickson (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Dickson so proud of Saints’ showing in Montpellier defeat

Lee Dickson says he is ‘unbelievably proud’ of Saints performance at Montpellier on Friday night.

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George North had a try disallowed for Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints beaten by Nadolo-inspired Montpellier

Saints were eventually overpowered by Montpellier as their Champions Cup campaign ended with a 26-17 defeat at the Altrad Stadium on Friday night.

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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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The Caroline Beesley Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Towcester Racecourse in December raised �10,000 for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in N orthampton. Pictured handing over the money to Louise Danielczuk this week are (from left) Sue Bownass, Chris Barritt, Mark Beesley and Mick White

HORSE RACING: Wolf is hunting a success at Ascot

Wolf Of Windlesham looks intent on tackling the Keltbray Holloway’s Handicap Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday for Tyringham trainer Stuart Edmunds.

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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.

WEIGHING UP THE OPTIONS - action from Northants' Liberty Trophy success

BOWLS: Super six provides big Liberty Trophy success for Northants

Northants Men stormed into the semi-finals of the prestigious inter-county national Liberty Trophy with an emphatic quarter-final win over Gloucestershire at Northampton & District IBA.

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GOLF: Northants County pro Broadhurst heading to Hawaii

Northants County professional Paul Broadhurst is relishing his return to Seniors Tour action this week in Hawaii as he looks to compete for more titles in 2017 after a breathtaking 18 months in Europe and the USA.

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