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TEAM NEWS: O'TOOLE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR CARABAO CUP CLASH

All the team news ahead of Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town

14 August 2018

Cobblers boss Dean Austin is expecting John-Joe O’Toole to be available for Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup first round tie at Wycombe Wanderers, despite the midfielder hobbling off in the closing stages of Saturday's draw at Carlisle United.

"John-Joe has got a very good chance and I expect him to be available," he said.

"Shaun McWilliams is progressing really well, he won't feature on Tuesday night but he could be back for Cambridge on Saturday.

"Shay Facey and Junior Morias are ready to go and I've got pretty much a full squad to pick from.

"There will be some changes and it's an opportunity for some of the players who have been on the fringes.

"Everyone has been working really hard and they deserve an opportunity. It's a busy period now and this is when hopefully we are going to see the quality in the squad.

"With Junior Morias, he is just about there and he will play a part on Tuesday. To be honest, he is in my office more than me at the moment, telling me he is fit and ready but we didn't think us taking him up to Carlisle was a sensible option.

"He would have sat on a coach on Friday and barely trained, he may not have started on Satruday and had another long journey back and then the players had a recovery day Sunday, then a pre-match gentle session on Monday and before you know it he will have gone four days without a full training session and without having played 90 minutes either.

"We thought it was best to keep him at home, get three full days training into him and bring him into the picture for Tuesday."


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