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Crooks backing old pal van Veen to be a big hit at Cobblers

Matt Crooks says the Cobblers fans are in for a treat once new signing Kevin van Veen gets over his injury problems and finds his feet at Sixfields.

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The Cobblers players celebrate Chris Long's goal in the 2-1 win at Oxford United on November

Win one of five pairs of tickets to watch Cobblers take on Oxford United

Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Cobblers’ big Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford United at Sixfield on Saturday (ko 3pm), courtesy of Carabao Energy Drink

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Kevin van Veen in action for the Cobblers against Wimbledon

Cobblers striker van Veen set to miss Oxford United clash with knee injury

Striker Kevin van Veen is almost certainly out of the Cobblers’ Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford United on Saturday due to a knee injury.

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BOOKED: Matt Grimes will get a two-game ban if he picks up a yellow card in any of the next three games

Grimes confident Sixfields form will improve as he remains wary of potential ban

Matt Grimes is ‘very aware’ of the fact he’s just one yellow card away from a two-game ban this season but the Cobblers midfielder is determined to not let that stop him from playing his natural game.

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On the ball: Matt Grimes makes a pass during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe United. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Grimes ‘annoyed’ by late miss but happy for Cobblers to take a point from Scunthorpe

He nearly won it with the very last kick of the game but, in the end, Matt Grimes was content for the Cobblers to head back down the M1 with ‘a good point’ following their 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Scunthorpe United 2 Northampton Town 2

The Cobblers claimed a crucial point in their battle against relegation in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

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CRUNCH TIME: Hasselbaink's team have 12 games to save themselves. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

O’Toole stars again but Hasselbaink knows Cobblers must find consistency to stay up

There were no prizes on offer for guessing which name once again dominated both the away end’s songbook and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s post-match interview during and after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe United.

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WE'VE GOT O'TOOLE: John-Joe is congratulated by his skipper Ash Taylor after scoring his fifth goal in eight games. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Scunthorpe United 2 Northampton Town 2 – match review, player ratings and highlights

For any outsider who would like a brief snapshot of what it’s been like to follow the fluctuating fortunes of the Cobblers in this unpredictable season, these past eight days would be a good place to start.

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POINT GAINED: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was pleased with his side's response following their defeat to Gillingham on Tuesday. Picture by Kirsty Edmonds

Hasselbaink: Scunthorpe draw is a point gained for 'fighting' Cobblers

Saturday's 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe United went down as a point gained for Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who was pleased with the reaction of his players following their home defeat to Gillingham.
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EARLY STRIKE: Ash Taylor shows his delight after Chris Long heads the Cobblers into an early lead at Glanford Park. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Long and O'Toole in the goals again as Cobblers pick up a point at Scunthorpe

Cobblers twice let a lead slip but still picked up what might prove to be a valuable point as they held promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe United to a 2-2 draw at Glanford Park on Saturday.
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Cobblers striker Kevin van Veen

McDonald: Scunthorpe are ready for striker van Veen’s return

Scunthorpe United assistant manager Neil McDonald says the Iron are ready to snuff out the threat of striker Kevin van Veen if he makes a quick return to Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon.

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NOT YOU AGAIN: Saturday will be the fourth time this season that the Cobblers have faced Scunthorpe United after playing them three times in November

James Heneghan’s Scunthorpe United v Northampton Town preview

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

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink wants Cobblers to rediscover ‘intensity’ for Scunthorpe trip

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is demanding his Cobblers players rediscover their ‘intensity’ for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One trip to play-off chasing Scunthorpe United (ko 3pm).

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Ivan Toney in action for Scunthorpe at Pterborough United on Tuesday

Scunthorpe striker Toney targeting goal against former club Cobblers

Former Cobblers striker Ivan Toney admits he will be extra motivated to net against his old club when he leads the Scunthorpe United attack against Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).

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Taylor hoping it’s fourth time lucky for Cobblers against Scunthorpe

Taylor hoping it’s fourth time lucky for Cobblers against Scunthorpe

Skipper Ash Taylor says the Cobblers know exactly what to expect when they travel to Scunthorpe United for their crucial Sky Bet League One clash on Saturday.

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Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gave Boris Mathis his Cobblers debut as a late substitute on Tuesday night

Tinkering too much? Cobblers boss Hasselbaink says he should have made more changes for Gills clash

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he doesn’t believe he has been making too many changes to the Cobblers starting line-up - and says he could and should have made more alterations to the team for Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Gillingham.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink urges fans to lay off the boos and stay behind the Cobblers

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged frustrated Sixfields supporters to cut out the boos and stick with the Cobblers when they are struggling, as they did in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Gillingham.

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HE'S BACK - Matt Crooks celebrates his goal at Wimbledon last week

Crooks fit for Scunthorpe trip, van Veen rated 50/50, Facey ruled out

Cobblers have been handed a boost with the news midfielder Matt Crooks will be fit to face former club Scunthorpe United on Saturday - but Town’s other former Iron player Kevin van Veen has only a 50/50 chance of making the trip to Glanford Park.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink bemoans inconsistency of ‘lax’ Cobblers following Gills defeat

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits he needs to ‘put his finger’ on why his ‘lax’ team seem unable to string together a consistent run of performances and results after Tuesday’s home defeat to Gillingham left them dangling just one place above the bottom four.

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Cobblers skipper Ash Taylor

‘We shot ourselves in the foot’ in Gills defeat admits Cobblers skipper Taylor

Defender Ash Taylor admitted the Cobblers shot themselves in the foot with their dismal first-half performance in Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Gillingham.

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