Gray desperate for Cobblers to get going again

Northampton Town boss Stuart Gray says his players are 'desperate' to take out their frustrations of the past fortnight on Oldham Athletic tomorrow.

Town haven't kicked a competitive ball in anger since the 2-1 home defeat to Leicester on January 31.

That inaction, combined with the low-intensity nature of training on Astroturf and in gyms, has left Gray's men straining at the leash for the Boundary Park trip.

And the manager has backed his boys to cause the play-off chasing Latics plenty of problems on their own patch.

"We're desperate to get a game in," said Gray. "It's stopped snowing but we've got a frost now so we've had to train on the Astroturf again.

"It's been very frustrating and everyone is chomping at the bit. We had a double session yesterday but it wasn't a high intensity session.

"It's nice to see a bit of green coming through, though, and it will be good to get back out there playing on grass.

"It's a game we're looking forward to and sometimes when you haven't been on grass and having proper sessions it can be a blessing in disguise to have a game like this.

"Hopefully we can come out of the traps and cause them problems."

And he added: "Luke Guttridge has tweaked his knee recently so we're going to be without him, and Liam Davis is obviously out after his operation, other than those two we are at full strength."