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MATCH PREVIEW: OXFORD UNITED V NORTHAMPTON TOWN

A look ahead to Saturday's game

18 January 2024

Fixture News

MATCH PREVIEW: OXFORD UNITED V NORTHAMPTON TOWN

A look ahead to Saturday's game

18 January 2024

OXFORD UNITED V NORTHAMPTON TOWN
SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY 2024
3PM
THE KASSAM STADIUM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

Ninth-placed Northampton Town travel to sixth-placed Oxford United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS
Cobblers manager Jon Brady is uncertain whether any of his injured players will return at the weekend after Ali Koiki, Tyler Magloire, Akin Odimayo, Sam Sherring, Ben Fox, Jack Sowerby and Danny Hylton were all unavailable for selection last week.

“We are waiting on one or two for the weekend,” Brady said.

“Saturday might come a bit too soon for those players, but we will just have to wait and see.”

The squad has been boosted by the loan signings of forward Tony Springett from Norwich City and goalkeeper Louie Moulden from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

“We realised we needed to add to our front-line, and we feel Tony is someone who fits our style quite well,” Brady added.

“We feel he will be a really good addition for us. He wants to develop his game by playing more, and through his performances he has the chance to do that here.

“Louie is a talented young goalkeeper who has performed very well during the first half of this season at Rochdale.

“He will support and challenge Lee Burge, and we want to have that competition.

“We do give youngsters game-time, and we love developing young players.”

THE MANAGER’S VIEW

Click the image below to hear the pre-match thoughts of manager Jon Brady.

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THE VIEW INSIDE THE DRESSING ROOM

Click on the images below to hear from the new additions!

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LEAGUE FORM

POS Club P W D L GF GA GD PTS
6 Oxford United 26 15 4 7 45 30 15 49
9 Northampton Town 26 11 4 11 32 34 -2 37

 

Oxford United - WWLWLW
Saturday 13th January 2024 - Carlisle United - Away - W 3-1 - Harris (2), Goodrham
Monday 1st January 2024 - Charlton Athletic - Away - W 2-1 - Harris, Smyth
Friday 29th December 2023 - Derby County - Home - L 2-3 - Brannagan (2)
Tuesday 26th December 2023 - Cambridge United - Home - W 2-1 - Goodrham, Brown
Saturday 23rd December 2023 - Northampton Town - Away - L 1-2 - Brannagan
Saturday 16th December 2023 - Burton Albion - Home - W 3-0 - Rodrigues (2), McGuane

Northampton Town - DWWLWD
Saturday 13th January 2024 - Wigan Athletic - Home - D 1-1 - Hoskins
Monday 1st January 2024 - Cheltenham Town - Home - W 1-0 - Bowie
Friday 29th December 2023 - Lincoln City - Away - W 2-1 - Guthrie, Bowie
Tuesday 26th December 2023 - Stevenage - Away - L 0-3
Saturday 23rd December 2023 - Oxford United - Home - W 2-1 - Bowie, Simpson
Saturday 16th December 2023 - Carlisle United - Away - D 2-2 - McWilliams, Bowie

LOOKING BACK
League Meetings 31
Oxford United Wins 11
Draws 4
Northampton Town Wins 16

Tyreece Simpson scored a 97th minute winner as Northampton Town won 2-1 at home to Oxford United in the reverse fixture last month.
Kieron Bowie hit the post three minutes into the second half, but the forward headed Mitch Pinnock’s cross into the bottom corner to open the scoring with his fourth goal in six games shortly afterwards.
Stanley Mills was brought down by Patrick Brough in the area on the hour mark, allowing Cameron Brannagan to smash home from the penalty spot to equalise for the visitors.
However, the Cobblers secured all three points with virtually the last kick of the game as Simpson nodded past ‘keeper James Beadle from Pinnock’s free-kick.
The victory was the hosts’ fifth win in seven league games.

TICKETS
Northampton Town's allocation of tickets have sold out.
No further tickets are available, but a waiting list is in operation for any tickets that may be returned.
Please email a name, contact number and the number of tickets required to tickets@ntfc.co.uk to be added to the waiting list.

FOLLOWING THE GAME
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from around 2pm on Saturday.
Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with commentary from BBC Radio Northampton.
You can follow live match updates over on the official Northampton Town X (formerly Twitter) account. Our X handle is @ntfc.
Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to BBC Radio Northampton, please note that this is not available online.
There will be post-match reaction on the website, our official YouTube channel and iFollow.


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