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TEAM NEWS: CROOKS AVAILABLE TO FACE CHARLTON

All the team news ahead of Good Friday

29 March 2018

Midfielder Matt Crooks comes back into the Cobblers squad for the visit of Charlton Athletic on Good Friday after completing his suspension.

John-Joe O'Toole remains unavailable as he serves the second game of his three-match ban.

"It's very important to have Matt back," said boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

"He gives us energy, he covers a lot of ground and he gives us something going forward as well.

"Looking back, I should have made more changes last Saturday to freshen things up.

"Footballers want to play every game and you want that but you need to know when players need taking out and maybe more time to recover.

"I wanted to reward them for their performance against Shrewsbury but maybe it wasn't realistic to expect the same levels of energy to be displayed from some of the players a few days later and we possibly needed fresher legs to do that.

"Everybody is okay from last Saturday and Aaron Pierre has joined in with the warm-up this week."


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