The Cobblers will make at least two changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s game against Southend United, with defenders Zander Diamond and Gregor Robertson out injured.
Both players picked up injuries in the 2-1 defeat at Tranmere Rovers on December 28.
“Gregor took a bang to the ribs and we’re not expecting him to be available, he was in a lot of pain on Monday and it takes its time to heal,” said Town manager Chris Wilder.
“If he does that’s a bonus and Zander will be out for two to four weeks. To lose two out of our back four that early was a blow to us in that game and will be in the forthcoming games.”
Ian Morris (knee), Tom Newey (ankle) and Ivan Toney (suspended) are all also unavailable.