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Midfielder Crooks urges Cobblers to maintain Sixfields ‘feelgood factor’

Matt Crooks believes the Cobblers have to take advantage of the ‘feelgood factor’ around Sixfields in Saturday’s crunch relegation clash against Milton Keynes Dons (ko 3pm).

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Former Cobblers skipper Marc Richards

Ex-skipper Richards backing Hasselbaink and Cobblers to climb away from danger

Former skipper Marc Richards believes Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the right man to lead the Cobblers away from Sky Bet League One relegation danger this season.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink warns confident Cobblers against complacency as MK Dons come to town

Two wins on the spin, six new players signed with more to come, and a real feeling of optimism at Sixfields... but boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is warning the Cobblers against any sort of complacency ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash with Milton Keynes Dons (ko 3pm).

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Cobblers midfielder Matt Crooks

Midfielder Crooks still determined to ‘hit the heights’ in a Cobblers shirt

Midfielder Matt Crooks says the Cobblers fans have yet to see the best of him.

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Marc Richards

Hasselbaink believes Richards could one day return to Sixfields in coaching role

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he believes there is a chance that former skipper Marc Richards could one day return to the Cobblers in a coaching capacity.

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Cyrille Regis

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink says Cyrille Regis was a ‘legend’ and ‘a gentleman’

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has joined the long list of people paying tribute to footballing great Cyrille Regis, who passed away at the age of just 59 at the weekend.

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AIMING HIGH - new Cobblers signing Joel Bunney (Picture: Pete Norton)

Bunney hoping his ‘big decision’ to join ambitious Cobblers will pay dividends

Joe Bunney admits it was ‘a big decision’ for him to quit Rochdale and head south to sign for the Cobblers.

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Ash Taylor has started every one of Northampton's 35 games this season

FEATURE: Ever-present Taylor aiming to play every minute of every game for the Cobblers

One of the major factors behind Ash Taylor’s decision to move south of the border and swap Aberdeen for Northampton in the summer was the lure of regular playing time in England’s third tier. On that front at least, things could literally have gone no better.

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COME IN NUMBER SIX - Joe Bunney has become the Cobblers' sixth new signing of the January transfer window (Picture: Pete Norton)

Boss Hasselbaink delighted as Cobblers land ‘outstanding’ left-back Joe Bunney

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has declared himself ‘delighted’ after signing ‘outstanding’ left-back Joe Bunney from Sky Bet League One rivals Rochdale.

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Joe Bunney has signed for the Cobblers from Sky Bet League One rivals Rochdale

BREAKING: Cobblers make sixth signing as they land Rochdale left-back Joe Bunney for undisclosed fee

The Cobblers have sealed their sixth new signing of the January transfer window with the capture of Rochdale defender Joe Bunney for an undisclosed fee.

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David Buchanan and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink confirms contract extension for defender Buchanan

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has confirmed that defender Dave Buchanan has triggered a clause in his Sixfields contract that sees him tied to the club until the summer of 2019.

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Marc Richards has left the Cobblers and joined league two outfit Swindon Town

Ex-Cobblers skipper Richards targeting promotion as he joins Swindon Town

Marc Richards has revealed he made the decision to leave the Cobblers as he ‘wasn’t happy sitting on the bench’ at Sixfields - and he is now aiming to fire the goals to help new club Swindon Town to promotion from league two this season.

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Hildeberto Pereira was Town's first of five signings so far in January and more are set to come. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Cobblers ‘still trying’ to sign players as Hasselbaink seeks consistency

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has stressed to his players the importance of ‘doing the simple things right’ in their quest to find consistency over the remainder of the season following Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Bradford City.

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Marc Richards has left the Cobblers

SPORTS COMMENT: Thanks to Rico for the goals, the leadership and the good times

Over the many years I have been watching the Cobblers, whether it be from the terraces or the press box, I have seen plenty of footballers join the club as players and go on to leave it as legends.

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END OF AN ERA - skipper Marc Richards' Cobblers playing career has come to an end

Boss Hasselbaink pays tribute to ‘fantastic’ Richards as skipper leaves Cobblers

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has paid tribute to club captain and striker Marc Richards, who has left the Cobblers by mutual consent.

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Marc Richards lifts the Sky Bet League Two trophy at Sixfields in April, 2016

BREAKING: Skipper Marc Richards leaves Cobblers

Captain Marc Richards has left the Cobblers by mutual consent, bringing to an end his five-and-a-half-year association with the club.

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Ash Taylor celebrates John-Joe O'Toole's opener at Bradford. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Defender Taylor urges Cobblers to kick-on from ‘massive’ Bradford win

Cobblers defender Ash Taylor wants his side to use Saturday’s ‘massive’ 2-1 victory at Bradford City as the cue to kick-on for the rest of the season and climb away from relegation danger.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

New boys make steady start in first Cobblers outing as Hasselbaink hails ‘immense’ O’Toole

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has not had the opportunity to shower his players with praise on too many occasions this season but they left him with little choice after their terrific performance and impressive victory over Bradford City on Saturday.

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TWO TO THE GOOD: Chris Long celebrates his seventh goal of the season. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Bradford City 1 Northampton Town 2 – match review, player ratings and highlights

There was one question that kept coming to mind while watching this game unfold as the Cobblers picked up their most unexpected yet also most impressive three points of the season so far: where has this team been hiding for the past six months?

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Stuart McCall

Opposition view: City boss McCall argues Bantams deserved more from Cobblers defeat

Bradford City manager Stuart McCall believed his side ‘created enough chances to deserve a draw’ from Saturday’s defeat to the Cobblers but admitted they were below-par for long periods of the game as they suffered their seventh home defeat of the season.

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