We take a look at a selection of players who have played for both Northampton Town and Salford City.
Matty Warburton signed for Northampton Town in the summer of 2019, becoming the first player to sign for the Cobblers in that summer. He made 18 league appearances for the club in his first season as the Cobblers secured promotion via the play-offs in a season that was disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was a bit-part player in his second season, eventually being loaned to Yeovil Town before being released at the end of the season. In all competitions, Warburton made 34 appearances for the Cobblers, netting 4 times in total.
Before his spell at Sixfields, Warburton had played for Saturday's opponents, Salford City. He signed for Salford in 2016 following a prolific three years at Curzon Ashton where he made 98 appearances, scoring 47 times. His stay at Salford was brief as he was there for just one season, making 20 appearances and finding the back of the net twice.
Jordan Turnbull signed for Salford City from the Cobblers in the summer of 2020 following the expiration of his contract at Northampton Town. Turnbull has made over 75 appearances for Salford in all competitions so far during his time with the club, managing to find the back of the net 5 times during this time.
Turnbull signed for Northampton Town in January 2018 from Coventry City under former manager, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. He stayed at the Cobblers for two and a half years, earning promotion in his final season at the club. In total, Jordan made 93 appearances for the Cobblers, scoring 5 times. He also racked up an impressive 21 yellow cards during his time at Sixfields.
The current Cobblers vice-captain arrived at Sixfields in August 2020 following the club's promotion to League One, signing from Macclesfield Town. At the time of writing, the powerful centre-half has made 77 appearances for Northampton Town and has found the back of the net 7 times as well as chipping in with two assists during his time at the club so far.
Fraser previously played for Salford in 2017 on loan from his then parent club, Huddersfield Town. He made 4 appearances and scored once for the Manchester side.
Ryan Watson signed for Salford City earlier this month from Tranmere Rovers. He has already registered his first assist for his new club as he looks to cement his position in Gary Bowyer's side.
Watson has signed for Northampton Town on three seperate occasions, twice on loan from Leicester City in 2014 and again in 2015 before sealing a permanent move to Sixfields in July 2019. Ryan was part of the side that were crowned League Two champions in the 2015/16 season as well as being a major part of the side that won promotion via the play-offs in 2020. In all competitions, Watson featured 101 times during his three spells at the club, finding the back of the net 17 times.
Experienced striker Ian Henderson signed for the Cobblers towards the beginning of his career, signing from Norwich City in July 2007. Henderson spent two years at Sixfields and appeared 30 times but failed to find the net for the club.
Henderson signed for Salford City in 2020 and has been a success at the Peninsula Stadium so far. He has made over 55 appearances for the club and has scored 21 goals for the Ammies. He is also something of a creative force, notching up 11 assists as well, giving him a total of 32 goal involvements for the club.