Purcell to wear Cobblers No. 10 shirt

Tadhg Purcell has been handed the Cobblers No. 10 shirt for the coming season.

The striker, who joined on a free transfer this summer, will wear the number which was last season donned by terrace hero Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Purcell's probable strike partner Billy McKay will wear No.16, while, strangely, Andy Holt, who is likely to play at centre-back this season, will wear 11.

No-one has been allocated the No. 3 jersey, meaning it is open for Marcus Hall should he, as expected, complete his move to Sixfields.

Promising youngsters Charlie Death and Malachi Farquharson have not been given squad numbers.

Squad numbers:

1. Chris Dunn

2. Paul Rodgers

4. Kevin Thornton

5. Craig Hinton

6. Dean Beckwith

7. Ryan Gilligan

8. Abdul Osman

9. Steve Guinan

10. Tadhg Purcell

11. Andy Holt

12. Nathaniel Wedderburn

13. Paul Walker

14. John Johnson

15. Courtney Herbert

16. Billy McKay

17. Michael Jacobs

19. Alex Konstantinou

20. Seb Harris

21. Alistair Slowe

23. Liam Davis