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Cobblers midfielder to sit our four first team games

1 November 2018

Midfielder Sam Foley is set to miss the next four games following his sending off against Oldham at the weekend.

The red card incurs a three-match ban for Foley who will also miss the Checkatrade Trophy game with Fulham as the suspension means he is unable to play until three league/FA Cup games have been played.

“Losing Sam for four games is a blow but when one door closes another one opens,” said boss Keith Curle.

“We’ve seen that already with some of the injuries and suspensions we’ve had that players coming into the team have taken their opportunity.

“Having looked at the sending off again I think it looked a lot worse on video than it actually was. It wasn’t a malicious or a dangerous tackle but seeing it in isolation on video rather than in real time in the flow of the game you can potentially see why the referee made the decision.

“If I thought it was totally unjustified I would have asked the club to appeal it but looking at it again there is grounds for a misunderstanding.

“I’m not going to talk any of the players out of making a tackle, they are an honest bunch and I don’t think there is a player in there who would deliberately go out to try and harm somebody.

“We don’t like giving silly yellow cards away and I don’t think that has been the case but we are very competitive and we will continue to be so.”

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