Up Next: Morecambe v Northampton

Northampton Town's manager Chris Wilder.
Northampton Town's manager Chris Wilder.
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Morecambe welcome struggling Northampton to the Globe Arena on Saturday.


Chris Wilder

Former Oxford United boss replaced Aidy Boothroyd after a poor start to the season that saw the Cobblers surprisingly fighting at the wrong end of the table. It was seen as a surprise move by many as the 46-year-old swapped a side chasing promotion for one battling against relegation to the Conference. After signing a three-and-a-half year contract there are certainly positive signs at Sixfields however.

Key man

Chris Hackett.

Winger is the Cobblers’ main attacking threat in a side that doesn’t boast an out and out goalscorer. The 31-year-old is often the man behind Northampton’s best attacking play and will need to be at his best if they are going to navigate themselves clear of the Football League trap door come May.


Having been battling at the bottom end of the table for the majority of the season there may just be some light at the end of the tunnel for Northampton. The 3-0 defeat at home to Rochdale on Tuesday night ended a run of six games without defeat.


The Cobblers have had by far the better of the battles between the sides in recent seasons. Wilder’s side have won five of the nine League 2 meetings with three draws and just the solitary Shrimps win, a 2-0 victory at Sixfields back in August 2011.

Possible line-up

Duke, McSweeney, Robertson, Ravenhill, Diamond, Kouo-Doumbe, Hackett, Carter, Connell, Sinclair, Dickenson.