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In focus: Northampton Town

22 June 2017

We are continuing our in-depth look into all of the teams we will be facing this year in the 2017-18 Sky Bet League One season, this time looking at our first away opposition, Northampton Town...

LAST SEASON

Final position: 16th in League One (9 places up from 2015-16)

Biggest win (in league): 4-0 v Southend United (September 24, 2016)

Worst loss (in league): 5-0 v Bristol Rovers (January 7, 2017)

Checkatrade Trophy: Group Stage (final game on November 8, 2016)

FA Cup: 2nd Round (knocked out by Stourbridge on December 13, 2017)

League Cup: 3rd Round (knocked out by Manchester United on September 21, 2016)

MAN IN CHARGE

Justin Edinburgh

Teams played for: Southend United (1988-1990), Tottenham Hotspur (1990, loan), Tottenham Hotspur (1990-2000), Portsmouth (2000, loan), Portsmouth (2000-2003), Billericay Town (2003-2006)

Teams managed: Billericay Town (2003-2006, player-manager), Fisher Athletic (2006), Grays Athletic (2007-2008), Rushden & Diamonds (2009-2011), Newport County (2011-2015), Gillingham (2015-2017), Northampton Town (2017-present)

Stats so far at Northampton for Edinburgh…

Teams

From

To

Games

Won

Drawn

Lost

Win %

Northampton Town

16/02/17

Present

19

6

5

8

31.6

Managerial records at previous clubs…

Teams

From

To

Games

Won

Drawn

Lost

Win %

Gillingham

07/02/15

03/01/17

101

39

26

36

38.6

Newport County

04/10/11

07/02/15

181

75

46

60

41.4

Rushden & Diamonds

10/02/09

07/07/11

116

48

34

34

41.4

Grays Athletic

05/01/07

20/02/08

63

24

13

26

38.1

*unable to gather statistics from his time at Fisher Athletic

TRANSFER NEWS

IN: Leon Lobjoit (Buckingham, undisclosed), Daniel Powell (unattached), George Smith (Gateshead, undisclosed), Sam Foley (Port Vale, free), Leon Barnett (Bury, free), Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town, undisclosed)

OUT: Zander Diamond (Mansfield Town, free), Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town, free), Rod McDonald (Coventry City, undisclosed), Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham, free), Harry Beautyman (Stevenage, free)

RELEASED: Adam Smith, Neal Eardley, Emmanuel Sonupe

*Correct as of June 22, 2017

KEY & NOTABLE PLAYERS

Captain: Marc Richards

Player of the year: Zander Diamond

Most appearances: David Buchanan (53(0))

Top goal scorer: Marc Richards (13)

*Stats are from all competitions in the 2016-17 campaign

STADIUM

Sixfields Stadium

Capacity: 7,798

Distance from Highbury: 178 miles

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

 

Fleetwood Town Wins

Draws

Northampton Town Wins

League

3

1

2

Cup

0

0

1

Total

3

1

3

*Correct as of June 22, 2017

SKY BET ODDS

We've taken a look at the latest Sky Bet odds ahead of the League One campaign to see how the bookmakers think the Cobblers will fare in 2017-18.

Outcome

Position

Odds

League winner

19th  

40/1

Promotion

19th

12/1

Top six

11th

9/4

Relegation

20th

11/2

*Correct as of June 22, 2017

Watch Town take on Northampton Town at Highbury Stadium in 2017/18, as well as 22 other Sky Bet League opponents, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult season tickets start from just £220, Senior season tickets start from £150, with Under 18s and Student season tickets priced at £50. 

This means that Adults can watch Fleetwood Town from just £9.56 per game, Seniors from just £6.52 and Under 18s and Students from just £2.17. 

Season tickets can be purchased in person at the club shop/ticket office at Highbury Stadium, over the phone by calling 01253 775080, or by visiting www.ftfcstore.com.


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