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Jamie Duncan looks at players who have played for both the Cobblers and Saturday's opponents

25 October 2018

Jamie Duncan takes a look at some of the players who have appeared for both the Cobblers and Saturday's opponents, Oldham Athletic.

Current Cobblers number one David Cornell played for Oldham Athletic for a season before he joined Northampton, making 14 appearances for the Latics. He then signed for Northampton, competing with Adam Smith for a starting place. Cornell is now the established first choice ‘keeper at the PTS Academy Stadium.

Winger Josh Low joined the Cobblers in 2003 from Oldham Athletic, and he made over 100 appearances in a three year spell for the Cobblers, scoring fifteen goals. Before his time at the Cobblers, Low, played for Oldham, he was there the season before he joined the Cobblers, making 21 appearances, scoring three times.

Recently retired central defender Zander Diamond was an Oldham Athletic player for the 2011-12 season where he made 23 appearances, scoring 2 goals. In February 2014 he joined the Cobblers from Burton on loan for the rest of the season where he played a huge part in the club's great escape, surviving in League 2 on the final day of the season, before signing permanently and becoming a key figure in the club's promotion in the historic 2015-16 season.

Defender Andy Holt started his career at Oldham Athletic where he came through their youth system. He made his professional debut for Oldham in 1995 and stayed for the next six years making well over 100 appearances, scoring 10 goals. It was in 2006 when Holt joined the Cobblers where he would become a key figure, a player who could play in defence or midfield, Holt stayed at the Cobblers for six years, making 191 appearances and finding the net 16 times.

Central midfielder Giles Coke signed for the Cobblers on a two-year deal in the summer of 2007 where he quickly established himself as a fans favourite at the club. He made 57 appearances and got his name on the scoresheet on seven occasions. Oldham snapped up Coke on a free transfer at the beginning of this season after impressing on trial, he has so far made three appearances for the Latics.

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