League Two

January 5, 2013

Full-time

Northampton Town

3 - 1

Fleetwood Town

League Two

15:00 +00:00, January 5, 2013

Sixfields Stadium, England

Referee: R Lewis

Same again for Cobblers

Team Stat Comparison

Northampton Town Fleetwood Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 6 13
Points 73 60
Goal Difference 9 -2
Goals for * 1.8 1.2
Goals against * 0.7 1.1
Last 5 L-W-W-W-D L-L-L-L-D
Last 5 home W-W-L-W-W L-L-D-W-D
Last 5 away L-W-D-D-L L-L-D-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Northampton Town | Fleetwood Town

Competition Stats

Northampton Town Fleetwood Town
Goals Adebayo Akinfenwa 16 Jon Parkin 10
Assists Chris Hackett 14 David Ball 7
Yellows Joe Widdowson 12 Junior Brown 8
Reds Clarke Carlisle 1 Jamie McGuire 1
Squads: Northampton Town | Fleetwood Town

Next Matches

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

Northampton have no new problems ahead of the visit of Fleetwood - but could have experienced defender Clarke Carlisle back in their ranks.

The Cobblers expect to sign their former skipper on a permanent deal before the weekend.

Carlisle, whose second loan spell at Sixfields concluded with the win over Aldershot on December 22, is a free agent after his six-month contract at npower League Two rivals York expired.

The centre-half, 33, is expected to go straight back into the matchday squad on Saturday after missing the New Year's Day win over Dagenham & Redbridge because he could not be registered as the transfer window was closed.

Manchester City loanee Emyr Huws' deal expires after the game against the Cod Army while Northampton's other three other loan players - Danny East (Hull), Henoc Mukendi (Liverpool) and Chris Smith (Swindon) - have all now returned to their parent clubs.

Injured defenders John Johnson (knee) and David Artell (Achilles) are scheduled to resume full training on Monday.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander has no new injuries among his squad.

The Cod Army are unbeaten in five games under Alexander, who will chase back-to-back wins for the first time as boss on the back of last weekend's 2-0 triumph over high-flying Port Vale.

Long-term knee injury victim Anthony Barry returned to the matchday squad to be an unused substitute against the Valiants and is pushing for inclusion once more.

Fellow defender Youl Mawene remains around a fortnight away from a return to action as he regains fitness following a broken foot, while veteran striker Jon Parkin (hamstring) is looking at a similar timescale.

On-loan Blackpool duo Barry Ferguson and Tom Barkhuizen have returned to Bloomfield Road.

Forward Andy Mangan (knee) remains a long-term absentee.