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In-form Fleetwood will have Cobblers boss Hasselbaink guessing

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admits he will be playing a guessing game as the Cobblers travel north for their crunch Sky Bet League One relegation clash with rivals Fleetwood Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).

John Sheridan

Sheridan desperate for Fleetwood to end Highbury horror run against Cobblers

Fleetwood Town boss John Sheridan is desperate for the Cod Army to end their dismal home run when the Cobblers head to the Highbury Stadium on Saturday (ko 3pm).

Devante Cole scored the decisive goal when these two met back in August.

James Heneghan’s Fleetwood Town v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

Shay Facey

Facey says Cobblers are ready for string of ‘cup finals’

Shay Facey has total belief the Cobblers are going to secure their Sky Bet League One survival.

Shaun McWilliams hasn't started for the Cobblers since the New Year's Day defeat to Wigan Athletic

McWilliams ‘ready’ to step in for suspended O’Toole at Fleetwood

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says teenager Shaun McWilliams is in the frame to replace talisman John-Joe O’Toole at the heart of the Cobblers midfield for Saturday’s relegation crunch clash at Fleetwood Town.

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink hails Sixfields supporters and says the club is 'stronger together'

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has hailed the unity shown between supporters and players during the Cobblers' crucial draw with Shrewsbury Town at a vibrant Sixfields - and declared the club is 'stronger together'.
John-Joe O'Toole walks off after being sent-off on Tuesday night

Hasselbaink’s focus on Fleetwood as he says he will deal with dismissed O’Toole ‘at the right time’

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has quickly drawn a line under the sending-off of midfielder John-Joe O’Toole for fighting at Sixfields on Tuesday night - and says the club will deal with the player ‘at the right time’.

Joe Bunney turned in an excellent performance for the Cobblers on Tuesday night

Hasselbaink praises Bunney ‘courage’ as defender shines in Shrewsbury clash

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was full of praise for the way Joe Bunney bounced back from a difficult few weeks to play a starring role in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town.


PICTURE GALLERY: Northampton Town 1 Shrewsbury Town 1

The Cobblers picked up a precious point in their battle against relegation from Sky Bet League One when they drew 1-1 with title-chasing Shrewsbury Town at Sixfields on Tuesday night.

FLASHPOINT: John-Joe O'Toole and Abu Ogogo were still at it each other and had to be restrained by the management teams as they left the field after being shown red on Tuesday. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Northampton Town 1 Shrewsbury Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Whether or not the Cobblers stay up this season is a question for another day but one thing is for certain: if this refreshingly spirited performance against Shrewsbury Town is repeated in each of their final eight games, they’ll have a fighting chance.

John-Joe O'Toole and Abu Ogogo were both sent off for this incident on 64 minutes. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Opposition view: Shrews boss Hurst believes O’Toole sparked Sixfields brawl

Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst believes John-Joe O’Toole was the man responsible for sparking the brawl which led to both the Cobblers midfielder and visiting skipper Abu Ogogo seeing red during Tuesday’s fractious affair at Sixfields.

REFRESHING: Hasselbaink was much happier with his side's efforts on Tuesday compared to Saturday's defeat against Rotherham. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Hasselbaink: Refreshing Cobblers 'deserved a little bit more' from Shrewsbury draw

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hailed the character of his team and felt they 'deserved a little bit more' after holding title-chasing Shrewsbury Town to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening.

The Cobblers players celebrate Shay Facey's first-half goal against Shrewsbury (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

O'Toole and Ogogo see red as battling Cobblers and Shrews share the spoils at Sixfields

Cobblers picked up an unexpected but welcome point when they held title-chasing Shrewsbury Town to a 1-1 draw in a bad-tempered yet absorbing affair at Sixfields on Tuesday.

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst

Wary Hurst warns Shrewsbury they could be in for tough test at Sixfields

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst is warning his players against complacency as the title-chasers travel to Sixfields to take on struggling Cobblers on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

TONE-SETTER: Town's last-gasp defeat to Shrewsbury on the opening day was a sign of things to come. The two teams have gone in opposite directions since. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

James Heneghan’s Northampton Town v Shrewsbury Town preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Shrewsbury Town, Sky Bet League One

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink to make changes for Shrews visit as Moloney calls on Cobblers to ‘show a reaction’

Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Rotherham United is likely to prompt manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink into making several changes to his Cobblers team for tonight’s visit of high-flying Shrewsbury Town as he seeks a swift and positive reaction from his side.


PICTURE GALLERY: Northampton Town 0 Rotherham United 3

It was a very bad day at the office for the Cobblers on Saturday, as they suffered a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Rotherham United at Sixfields.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dean Austin

Hasselbaink backs Bunney and urges fans to ‘stimulate’ players during games

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has given his full backing to defender Joe Bunney and says disgruntled fans should ‘stimulate’ individual players when they are struggling during games at Sixfields instead of getting on their backs.

Ash Taylor

Despondent Taylor at a loss to explain home woes but says Cobblers must ‘cut out the mistakes’

There was no hiding the deep disappointment on Ash Taylor’s face following his side’s 3-0 defeat to Rotherham United on Saturday when the Cobblers captain urged his team-mates to cut out their ‘individual mistakes’ if they are to have any chance of staying up this season.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's decision to play Hildeberto Pereira in midfield against Rotherham didn't pay off. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink explains team selection and says he ‘doesn’t see’ O’Toole as a central midfielder

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has explained his reasoning behind the team he selected for Saturday’s clash against Rotherham United, stating that, at the moment, he does not see John-Joe O’Toole as a central midfielder.

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