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Opposition view: Whitney frustrated by Walsall’s ‘really poor discipline’ after defeat to Cobblers

Walsall manager John Whitney had no complaints over Amadou Bakayoko’s late sending off as he bemoaned his side’s ‘really poor discipline’ during their 2-1 defeat to the Cobblers at Sixfields on Saturday.

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TIMELY WIN: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men ended a run of six games without victory by beating Walsall on Saturday. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink grateful for Sixfields support after Cobblers stop the rot

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hailed the positive influence of the Sixfields crowd after his side came from behind to earn three important points as they beat Walsall 2-1 on Saturday.

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Chris Long celebrates firing the Cobblers into a 2-1 lead (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Long double secures crucial win as Cobblers sink Saddlers at Sixfields

Chris Long bagged himself a first-half brace as Cobblers ended their six-game winless run by coming from behind and beating Walsall 2-1 in a feisty game at Sixfields.

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Cobblers defender Dave Buchanan

Buchanan says Cobblers have the characters to stop the rot at Sixfields

Defender Dave Buchanan believes the Cobblers squad possesses the characters needed to get out of the relegation mire they find themselves in.

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Action from the last time these two met when the Saddlers ran out 2-1 winners in February

James Heneghan’s Northampton Town v Walsall preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Walsall, Sky Bet League One

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Walsall boss Jon Whitney

Walsall boss Whitney wary of Cobblers backlash

Boss Jon Whitney is warning his Walsall players to expect a Cobblers backlash when they walk out at Sixfields on Saturday.

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BALANCING ACT - Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink facing catch-22 situation as he tries to turn Cobblers fortunes around

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits he is facing a catch-22 situation as he tries to get the Cobblers back to winning ways.

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Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas

January transfer window always an ‘important period’ says chairman Thomas

Chairman Kelvin Thomas accepts the January transfer window is going to be a crucial time for the Cobblers as they try to turn their season around, but insists it is a time of year that is always ‘an important period’.

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Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas and 5USport chief executive Tom Auyeung

Thomas says 5USport ‘obviously concerned’ by poor results, but ‘behind everything’ at the club

Chairman Kelvin Thomas says the Cobblers’ financial partners 5USport are ‘obviously concerned’ by the team’s current slump in form - but they are fully behind boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and the players.

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Dave Buchanan in action during the Cobblers' defeat at Oldham

Buchanan admits confidence has been hit hard, but Town have to bounce back

Davd Buchanan has admitted that the confidence in the Cobblers camp is ‘fragile’ following last weekend’s damaging 5-1 defeat at Oldham.

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PLENTY TO PONDER - Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink keen to add versatility to ‘unbalanced squad’

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has spoken of the need to improve the balance of the Cobblers squad in the January transfer window.

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Dave Buchanan and the Cobblers endured a day to forget at Oldham (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Buchanan: Cobblers players have to ‘stand up and take responsibility’

Dave Buchanan says the Cobblers players have ‘to stand up and take responsibility’ to steer the Cobblers away from the relegation zone.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink says Cobblers players have to overcome ‘fragile confidence’

Northampton’s six-game winless run and ongoing struggles in front of goal is affecting the players’ dwindling confidence levels, manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has admitted, but he does not want his side to dwell on their current plight.

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Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram

Cobblers goalkeeper Ingram faces race against time to be fit for Walsall showdown

Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram is facing a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Sky bet League One clash with Walsall at Sixfields.

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Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas

Chairman Thomas admits Cobblers form ‘not good enough’ and ‘we have to fix it’

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas has conceded the club’s current run of poor results ‘is not good enough’.

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NOT HAPPY - Ash Taylor shows his frustration as a decision goes against the Cobblers at Oldham (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

‘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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