Northampton Town v Tranmere Rovers team news

BACK IN THE FRAME - Cobblers winger Chris Hackett
BACK IN THE FRAME - Cobblers winger Chris Hackett

John-Joe O’Toole and Chris Hackett will return to the Cobblers selection fold for this weekend’s home game against Tranmere Rovers after recovering from illness.

Hackett withdrew from the trip to Plymouth at the last minute with sickness, while O’Toole did travel and was used as a second-half substitute but was well below full fitness.

“John-Joe would have come straight back in if he had been fit and Chris would have played as well,” said Chris Wilder. “They were disappointing losses and it was a psychological blow to lose Marc Richards too.”

Joel Byrom misses out as he completes his two-game suspension this weekend, while Northampton will also be without Kaid Mohamed, Marc Richards, Ben Tozer and Ian Morris through injury.