League Two

November 17, 2012



3 - 1


League Two

15:00 +00:00, November 17, 2012

Sixfields Stadium, England

Referee: Paul Tierney

Returning stars give Cobblers options

Team Stat Comparison

Northampton Town Wycombe Wanderers
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 6 15
Points 73 60
Goal Difference 9 -10
Goals for * 1.8 1.0
Goals against * 0.7 1.6
Last 5 L-W-W-W-D D-L-D-W-L
Last 5 home W-W-L-W-W D-D-W-L-D
Last 5 away L-W-D-D-L L-L-W-W-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Northampton Town | Wycombe Wanderers

Competition Stats

Northampton Town Wycombe Wanderers
Goals Adebayo Akinfenwa 16 Matt McClure 11
Assists Chris Hackett 14 Josh Scowen 6
Yellows Joe Widdowson 12 Josh Scowen 14
Reds Clarke Carlisle 1 Joel Grant 1
Squads: Northampton Town | Wycombe Wanderers

Next Matches

Northampton Town Wycombe Wanderers
4/21 H: Portsmouth 4/21 A: Fleetwood Town
4/26 A: Dagenham & Redbridge 4/26 H: Bristol Rovers
5/3 H: Oxford United 5/3 A: Torquay United

Northampton are boosted by the return of a handful of players ahead of the visit of Wycombe.

Midfielder Chris Hackett missed the FA Cup replay at Bradford in midweek through illness, while leading scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa was only fit enough for a place on the bench against the Bantams due to a sickness bug.

They have both now recovered and should go straight back into the starting XI along with on-loan goalkeeper Lee Nicholls, who together with forward Jake Robinson was ineligible for the first-round replay in West Yorkshire.

Midfielder Ben Harding, who has been an unused substitute recently, is ready to play again after almost a month out with an ankle injury.

Forward Louis Moult will serve the final game of his three-match ban while defender John Johnson will undergo a second knee operation on Saturday that will keep him out until January.

Wycombe's preparations have been given a boost with the return of Marvin McCoy (ankle and fibula) and Matt McClure (hamstring) to full training with Danny Foster (groin) set to follow suit.

Gareth Ainsworth has been without plenty of his first-team regulars in recent weeks and as well as his returning trio, Gary Doherty (back), Matt Spring (calf), Jo Kuffour (ankle) and Anthony Stewart (thigh) all look set to return to training within the next 10 days.

The Chairboys, without a win since October 13, go into this match having lost to Rochdale thanks to a late deflected strike, and face a Cobblers side who went the distance with Bradford in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday only to lose on penalties.

Matt Bloomfield (groin) and Grant Basey (anterior cruciate ligament) continue their rehabilitation and are yet to return to training.