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‘Hurt’ Taylor at a loss to explain Cobblers’ dismal form after Oldham thrashing

The feeble manner of Northampton’s performance in their heavy defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday made it a tough result to take for defender Ash Taylor, who admitted he and his team-mates were left ‘hurting’ by the 5-1 loss.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink admits he has ’issues’ to resolve at struggling Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has once again promised that he will ‘get it right’ at the Cobblers after revealing his frustration with certain ongoing ‘issues’ at the club which date back to the time of his appointment.

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COMMON THEME: David Cornell dives in vain as Jack Byrne's deflected effort sneaks in to make it 3-0 before half-time. (Pictures by Sharon Lucey)

Oldham Athletic 5 Northampton Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

In bleak situations such as this one, it’s sometimes best to let the bare facts do the talking. After all, when it comes to the sorry state of Northampton’s disintegrating season, what more can you say that hasn’t been said already?

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink watches his team suffer a heavy defeat at a snowy Oldham

Boss Hasselbaink hits out after unacceptable first-half performance leads to Oldham hammering

A deeply disappointed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink let rip at his side's woeful first-half performance after their 5-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, labelling it as 'just not good enough' with the Cobblers all but beaten by half-time.

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Oldham's players celebrate their early opening goal (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Worrying afternoon for woeful Cobblers as they are dismantled at Oldham Athletic

Northampton's dismal season took another worrying turn for the worse on a truly forgettable Saturday afternoon when they were taken to the cleaners by Oldham Athletic, hammered 5-1 at a snowy Boundary Park.

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David Cornell impressed in goal during last weekend's defeat at Portsmouth

FEATURE: Keeper Cornell ready to take his chance when it comes

Making it as a professional footballer isn’t easy... and making it as a goalkeeper is even harder.

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FORGETTABLE NIGHT: Cobblers players were left crestfallen by Oldhams late winner at Sixfields back in March

James Heneghan’s Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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The Cobblers are on a poor run, but Matt Grimes says everybody has to stick together

Midfielder Grimes says struggling Cobblers have to ‘stick together’

Matt Grimes knows he is resorting to cliche, but he insists the only way the Cobblers are going to get out of their current run of poor form is for everybody ‘to stick together’.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink wary of 'fluent and free' Oldham, but expects Cobblers to create chances

Jimmy floyd Hasselbaink is expecting a ‘fluent and free’ Oldham Athletic to cause the Cobblers problems when the two teams meet at Boundary Park on Saturday.
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Cobblers skipper Marc Richards

Cobblers skipper Richards insists there is no crisis in scoring confidence at Sixfields

Skipper Marc Richards insists the Cobblers are not suffering a crisis of confidence when it comes to scoring goals.

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Cobblers midfielder Matt Grimes

Returning midfielder Grimes still has ‘a lot in his locker’ insists boss Hasselbaink

Matt Grimes is set to return to the Cobblers midfield for Saturday’s trip to Oldham Athletic - and manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be delighted to have him back.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink staying calm in face of Cobblers’ goalscoring problems

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be staying calm and composed as he tries to solve the Cobblers’ current goalscoring crisis.

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John-Joe O'Toole is nearing full fitness

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink not ruling out O’Toole playing through the pain barrier

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says John-Joe O’Toole could yet play through the pain barrier and make his return for the Cobblers in their crucial Sky Bet League One clash at fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

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Marc Richards battles for possession during the Cobblers' 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday

Skipper Richards says injuries are no excuse for poor Cobblers form

Cobblers skipper Marc Richards insists the club’s persistent injury problems are no excuse for the team currently underperforming this season.

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Chris Long sprained his ankle in Saturday's defeat at Portsmouth, but should be okay for the weekend trip to Oldham

McWilliams and Powell set for Cobblers return at Oldham, but O’Toole a doubt

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is hopeful of having Daniel Powell and Shaun McWilliams back in the frame for next Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash at Oldham Athletic - but is concerned John-Joe O’Toole may not be fit.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink demands Cobblers become more clinical

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink knows the Cobblers have to become more clinical in front of goal if they are to get themselves out of the rut they find themselves in.

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Matt Crooks, Dave Buchanan and Lewis McGugan weigh up the Cobblers' options at a free-kick in the 2-0 loss at Portsmouth (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Portsmouth 2 Cobblers 0 - Jeremy Casey's review, player ratings and highlights

In isolation, a 2-0 defeat at an in-form Portsmouth team in a Checkatrade Trophy nobody seems to care about wouldn't be any cause for too much concern for Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, his players or the club's supporters.

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It was a good day at the office for Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Pompey assistant boss Gallen says Cornell saved Cobblers from heavier defeat

Assistant manager Joe Gallen felt Portsmouth were always in control of their 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy second round win over the Cobblers, and that only David Cornell saved the visitors from a heavier defeat.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink issues instructions to his team at Portsmouth

Boss Hasselbaink rues 'lack of stability' as Cobblers exit Checkatrade Trophy

Frustrated boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes a lack of stability and consistency is the root cause of the Cobblers' current run of poor form.

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The Cobblers players show their disappointment after conceding the first goal at Portsmouth (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Cobblers fail to score again and crash out of Checkatrade Trophy as Pompey prove too strong

Shot-shy Cobblers failed to score a goal for the fifth game in succession as they exited the Checkatrade Trophy, going down 2-0 at Portsmouth.
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