Preview: Morecambe v Northampton

Northampton Town's Manager Aidy Boothroyd.
Northampton Town's Manager Aidy Boothroyd.

On Tuesday night promotion-chasing Northampton are the visitors to the Globe Arena

Manager

Aidy Boothroyd. Once considered one of the most promising managers in the country after he guided Watford to the Premier League. On the shortlist for League 2’s manager of the month for February.

One to watch

Adebayo Akinfenwa. Popular and well-travelled front man has 17 goals in all competitions this season. Will be a handful for The Shrimps back line.

History

Shrimps have won just one of seven Football League meetings between the two sides. Jim Bentley’s side lost 3-0 at Sixfields in November.

Form

Cobblers have won their last eight home games, but have struggled on their travels, Boothroyd admitting some results on the road this season have been “absolutely shocking”. Currently fourth in League 2.

Possible line-up

Nicholls, Widdowson, Langmead, Tozer, Carlisle, Demontagnac, Harding, Hackett, Hornby, Akinfenwa, O’Donovan.