O’Toole relishing Cobblers’ FA Cup challenge at Coventry

Cobblers midfielder John-Joe O'Toole
Cobblers midfielder John-Joe O'Toole

Cobblers midfielder John-Joe O’Toole admits Saturday’s FA Cup first round clash at Coventry City is a game that ‘everybody wants to play in’.

Town make the short trip to the Ricoh Arena hopeful of causing an upset.

They are set to be backed by a huge away following at the home of the Sky Blues, with more than 2,000 set to make the short journey.

Coventry may be a league one club, but the Ricoh Arena is very much a Premier League-standard stadium, and they are also a team that is flying so far this season.

They currently sit fourth in the league one table following their 4-3 win over Barnsley on Tuesday night, and O’Toole is relishing the chance of coming up against higher-level opposition.

“They will be very strong I would imagine and it will be a really tough game for us, but it is something we can look forward to,” said the former Bristol Rovers man.

“It is a good way to test yourselves against some good players, and they have Joe Cole there now who is a high profile player, and hopefully he plays.

“They have a good team and it will be a really tough game, but it’s not too far we have to travel which is a bit of a plus.

“I’m sure we will get a few in there (from Northampton), and the boys are looking forward to it.

“It is one of those games where everybody wants to play, so you just hope you are on that team sheet when it comes to it.”