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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink previews the visit of Bradford City

21 September 2017

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink acknowledges his side face another tough test when Bradford City visit Sixfields on Saturday for the club's Community Day.

Northampton Town will have played six of the current top eight in their first nine games after Saturday, and Hasselbaink says he is confident his squad can rise to their latest tough challenge.

“The games are coming thick and fast but these are the games we want,” he said.

“Bradford are another good side but no matter the opposition it’s what you do and you want to put on a display.

“We are still learning and it is always going to be a work in progress.

“We played a good side on Tuesday night but for the most part we dealt with them pretty well. One moment cost us and that was a pity but it’s fine margins. Now we face another good side on Saturday but it is a game we are looking forward to." 

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Match Reports


Northampton Town 0 Bradford City 1 - the match report

23 September 2017

Saturday September 23rd, 3.00pm       


Tony McMahon 34

Attendance: 6,355 (1,145 away fans)

Cobblers: Matt Ingram, Brendan Moloney, David Buchanan, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, Regan Poole (sub Sam Hoskins 74), Matt Grimes, Matt Crooks, Alex Revell, Chris Long (sub Billy Waters 38), Daniel Powell (sub Marc Richards 68)
Subs not used: David Cornell, Leon Barnett, Yaser Kasim, George Smith
Bradford: Colin Doyle, Adam Chicksen, Jake Reeves, Matthew Kilgallon, Romain Vincelot, Nicky Law (sub Adam Thompson 80), Charlie Wyke, Dominic Poleon (sub Omari Patrick 64), Alex Gilliead, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Tony McMahon
Subs not used: Paul Taylor, Seamus McCartan, Tom Field, Alex Jones, Lukas Raedar

Referee: Mr Graham Horwood

Cobblers: none 
Bradford: Alex Gilliead (84)

5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 32 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Cobblers: none       
Bradford: none

Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink made four changes as the Cobblers tough run of fixtures continued with a home game against Bradford City, who started the afternoon 4th in the League 1 table. Aaron Pierre, Alex Revell, Chris Long and Matt Crooks, available again after serving a one-match ban, all came into the side, replacing Leon Barnett, Yaser Kasim, Marc Richards and Raheem Hanley. Sam Hoskins, sidelined since January with a serious knee injury, was named on the bench. There was a good crowd in at Sixfields with the club’s Community Day drawing in a large number of young supporters.

Bradford had the first chance of the afternoon, Charlie Wyke ‘s shot blocked at close range, Nicky Law failing to capitalise on the follow-up. Colin Doyle saved comfortably from Chris Long as the Cobblers looked to press while at the other end Matt Ingram used all his reflexes to deny Wyke.

The opening goal came on 34 minutes, Bradford taking the lead from a strongly contested but superbly executed free-kick by full-back Tony McMahon.

A few minutes later Hasselbaink made an early change, bringing Billy Waters on for Chris Long who reported a tight hamstring. Matt Crooks had a shot deflected behind as the Cobblers upped the tempo before half-time, Aaron Pierre heading wide from the resultant corner.

The Cobblers started the second half how they ended the first, on the front foot, putting Bradford under pressure in search of an equaliser.

Marc Richards replaced Daniel Powell midway through the half before Sam Hoskins returned to action for the first time in nine months, receiving a tremendous reception as he came on for Regan Poole. The Cobblers continued to press hard but it wasn’t quite coming off for them in the final third.

Revell headed just wide from a David Buchanan cross as the game entered the final five minutes and Marc Richards had a chance in stoppage time but couldn’t keep his shot down from Revell’s flick on. The Cobblers had battled hard but there was to be no reward for their efforts as Bradford held on to claim the three points.

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (2) 5          
FOULS: (7) 13       

BRADFORD MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)       
CORNERS: (2) 2
FOULS: (7) 13

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Ticket News


Ticket arrangements for Saturday's game at Sixfields

22 September 2017

Northampton Town welcome Bradford City to Sixfields on Saturday.

Tickets for the game will be on sale on arrival. Please visit the main ticket office if you are looking to purchase tickets.

If collecting pre-ordered match tickets, please visit the ticket point opposite the main entrance, if collecting season tickets please visit the main ticket office.

Please note that tickets for forthcoming games and season tickets are still on sale, but for the hour before kick off the ticket office will be selling Bradford City match tickets only.

Remember, you can beat the queues by buying match tickets via and printing your tickets at home! 

As part of increased security measures, a 100% search policy will be in operation. Because of this, supporters are advised to arrive as early as possible. Turnstiles will be open from 1pm.

Three points isn't the only priority on Saturday, making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.

Northampton Town have been working closely with the police and the EFL to review security at Sixfields. Now we are asking you to do your bit.

Following the dreadful Manchester Arena bombing in May, stadium managers from clubs have been briefed by counter terrorism police.

It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remain vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police.

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:
• Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks 
• Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground 
• Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away 
• If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999 
• In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them 
• If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile 
• Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles 
• Once you are safe, follow Northamptonshire Police on Twitter for updates


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