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Rochdale 2 Northampton Town 2 – match review, player ratings and highlights

An unlikely comeback inspired by the unlikeliest of players; if the Cobblers were waiting for a moment of inspiration to kick-start their spluttering season once and for all, it arrived in thrilling if unexpected circumstances on Tuesday night.

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Formula Silverstone single seater

Gift experience day at Silverstone is full of speed and thrills

If the man in your life loves cars and wants to drive a fast one, then there is no better place than Silverstone near Towcester.

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Dale boss Keith Hill. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Opposition view: Hill frustrated by mistakes and admits Dale ‘should have lost’ after Cobblers draw

Rochdale manager Keith Hill bemoaned his side’s ‘mistakes’ in a ‘chaotic end’ that allowed Northampton to claw their way back into Tuesday’s contest at Spotland, which eventually finished in a 2-2 draw.

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GOAL STAR! - Dave Buchanan is mobbed after scoring the Cobblers' equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Rochdale (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hasselbaink hails fighting spirit as Cobblers fight back for Dale draw

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hailed his side’s fighting spirit after they came from 2-0 down to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw from Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One encounter at Rochdale.

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GET IN THERE! - Dave Buchanan celebrates his equaliser at Rochdale (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Cobblers goal drought is over as Taylor and Buchanan secure comeback draw at Rochdale

Two goals from two defenders, including a first ever club strike for David Buchanan, saw the Cobblers come from 2-0 down and nick a thrilling 2-2 draw at Rochdale after a dramatic, breathtaking second-half that just about had it all at Spotland on Tuesday.

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George North suffered a knee injury against Saracens on Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints suffer North injury blow

Saints star George North has been ruled out for between six and eight weeks after the extent of the injury he suffered against Saracens last Sunday became clear.

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Rob Keogh has signed a contract extension at Northants

Keogh delight as he signs contract extension at Northants

Rob Keogh has spoken of his delight at signing a contract extension at ‘a great club’ in Northants.

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Shaun McWilliams made his Cobblers debut in this fixture last season. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

James Heneghan’s Rochdale v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Rochdale v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and assistant Dean Austin in discussion during Saturday's defeat. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink remains calm and upbeat as he urges Cobblers to ‘stay positive’ ahead of crunch week

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged his side to ‘stay positive and keep believing’ as they take their search for goals and points to Rochdale on Tuesday evening for the first of two key fixtures in the space of four days.

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Cobblers handed home date with Scunthorpe United in FA Cup

Cobblers handed home date with Scunthorpe United in FA Cup

The Cobblers have been drawn at home to Sky Bet League One rivals Scunthorpe United in the first round of the FA Cup.

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John-Joe O'Toole made his first appearance since April 17 on Saturday. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

O’Toole’s relief as midfielder finally overcomes injury frustration to make Cobblers return

It tells all you need to know about both John-Joe O’Toole’s importance and the Cobblers’ current plight that his return to the pitch on Saturday generated the biggest roar Sixfields has heard in three games.

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Chris Long, on loan from Burnley, has struggled with a slight hamstring problem. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Strike duo could make Cobblers comeback at Rochdale as O’Toole eyes more game-time

Cobblers could be boosted by the return of forward pair Chris Long and Marc Richards for Tuesday’s trip to Rochdale.

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Long-awaited: Saturday's cameo was O'Toole's first appearance of the season. Pictures by Sharon Lucey

Boss Hasselbaink buoyed by O’Toole’s return and hopes midfielder will galvanise Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has welcomed the long-awaited return of key man John-Joe O’Toole and hopes he can help spark the Cobblers into life after the midfielder finally made his first appearance of the season on Saturday.

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George North was forced off during the first half of Saints' defeat to Saracens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star North set for scan after suffering knee injury

George North is set to undergo a scan today after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's 57-13 defeat to Saracens.

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Courtney Lawes displayed his disappointment after Saints' defeat to Saracens (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 13 Saracens 57: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Sunday evening hasn't been this painful since Heartbeat graced our scenes.

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Jim Mallinder saw his side beaten heavily by Saracens for the second time this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints boss Mallinder: We won't let second Saracens defeat derail our season

Jim Mallinder insists Saints' latest Saracens shocker won't be allowed to ruin his team's season.

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Piers Francis made his first competitive appearance at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints are made to suffer by Saracens again

Saints suffered more misery at the hands of Saracens as the European champions started their second successive title defence in style at Franklin's Gardens.
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Harry Forrester shoots into the bottom corner. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Northampton Town 0 AFC Wimbledon 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Though the final scoreline didn’t generate the same shockwaves, there were elements of this latest dispiriting defeat that offered as much reason to be concerned as the previous week’s thrashing, even accounting for the obvious improvement.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side suffered their first ever defeat to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink sees positives in defeat to Wimbledon

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink came away from Saturday's 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon relatively encouraged by what he saw despite his side extending their goal drought to six successive league games.

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