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25 October 2012

Cobblers boss looking at possible changes

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd says the current injury crisis, which has deprived him of a number of senior players including Chris Hackett, David Artell, John Johnson, Ben Harding and Luke Guttridge, is the worst he has ever known.

“I’ve never had a situation as bad as this in my managerial career but I’m sure I will look back on this in time and think that was a good period for us to come through,” he said.

“We’ve got some good players in this squad but unfortunately half of them are injured.

“We have got to get them back as fast as we can and the lads that come in have got to step up.

“We are pretty much as we were in terms of bodies for Saturday.

“Chris Hackett is 50/50 and he will have a fitness test on Friday.

“Saturday might be a bit too soon for him but I’m hoping to have at least one of Chris or John Johnson back for the FA Cup game against Bradford if not both.

“Ben Harding has had a bit of a setback with his injury, he has gone back into his protective boot and he is going to be out for a bit longer.

“There are players out there with experience who we could bring in but like with anyone that we bring in they have got to fit with what we are trying to do.

“I’m certainly not going to panic and I think what we’ve got to do is take a deep breath, try and assess what we’ve already got and then try and bring the right one or maybe two in, and that could happen for Saturday.”

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