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Cook warns high-flying Wigan they are in for a tough test against the Cobblers

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook has warned his in-form team they will face a tough test against a rejuvenated Cobblers side at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

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Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram

Ingram says Cobblers have ‘nothing to lose’ as they head to high-flying Wigan Athletic

Goalkeeper Matt Ingram believes the Cobblers have got ‘nothing to lose’ in their Sky Bet League One clash at high-flying Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

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Matt Crooks will miss Tuesday's trip to Wigan Athletic following his sending off at Southend United on Saturday (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Smith in line for swift return as Cobblers prepare for Wigan challenge

The Cobblers are set to be boosted by the return to action of George Smith for Tuesday night’s trip to high-flying Wigan Athletic.

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Luke Coddington has joined Wrexham on loan

Cobblers goalkeeper Coddington joins Wrexham on loan

Cobblers goalkeeper Luke Coddington has been loaned out to National League side Wrexham for a month.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink to maintain positive approach as Cobblers hit the road

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will not be changing his positive approach as the Cobblers play their first game on the road under their new manager this weekend.

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Marc Richards was on target as the Cobblers drew 2-2 at Southend United in February

Jeremy Casey’s Southend United versus Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Southend United v Northampton Town, Sky Bet League One

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Southend United boss Phil Brown

Boss Brown knows Southend are in for a tough test against rejuvenated Cobblers

Southend United boss Phil Brown is under no illusions how tough a test his side is going to face against a Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink-inspired Cobblers team on Saturday.

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George Smith has started both Cobblers matches under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Smith delighted to get his chance under new Cobblers boss Hasselbaink

George Smith is in no doubt new boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is going to revitalise the club, and get the very best out of the Cobblers players.

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Daventry Town joint-manager Arron Parkinson

Parkinson proud of his players after thriller

Daventry Town will be looking for back-to-back wins when they entertain Kirby Muxloe on Saturday.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has overseen wins in his first two games in charge (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink not ruling out making a move for out-of-contract players

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink isn’t ruling out strengthening the Cobblers squad with the signing of out-of-contract players.

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GREAT START - Chris Long slides home the Cobblers' first goal in the win over Portsmouth (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Town 3 Portsmouth 1 - Jeremy Casey’s review, player ratings and video

As first weeks in a new job go, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s has been pretty much perfect.

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Shaun McWilliams was stretchered off the pitch on Tuesday night, but his injury is not as bad as first feared (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Relief for Hasselbaink as midfielder McWilliams suffers ‘a deep cut’, but no fracture

Cobblers midfielder Shaun McWilliams has not suffered serious injury and should be set to return to action ‘within a couple of weeks’, according to boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

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INSTANT IMPACT - George Smith takes instructions from Cobblers assistant boss Dean Austin and boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during Saturday's win over Doncaster

Jeremy Casey’s Northampton Town v Portsmouth preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Portsmouth, Sky Bet League One

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FLYING START - goalscorer Matt Crooks goes close to adding a second with a header against Doncaster on Saturday

Cobblers midfielder Crooks hails Hasselbaink impact

Midfielder Matt Crooks has hailed the immediate impact new boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has had on the Cobblers squad.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink targeting more of the same from Cobblers as Pompey come to town

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink knows he is going to have to manage his new Cobblers squad carefully as the team faces a hectic September schedule.

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THUMBS UP! - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink claimed a win in his first game in charge of the Cobblers on Saturday (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hasselbaink says Edinburgh deserves credit after Cobblers claim first victory

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes his predecessor Justin Edinburgh deserves a slice of the credit for his first win as Cobblers boss at the weekend.

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Kieran Fitzgerald bagged two more goals for Daventry Town

Fitzgerald hits winner as Town end Rovers’ 100 per cent run

Kieran Fitzgerald bagged a brace as Daventry Town edged out Eynesbury Rovers in the United Counties League.

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FLYING START - Matt Crooks celebrates his early goal at Sixfields (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Goalscorer Crooks says win over Doncaster ‘takes the pressure off’ Cobblers

Match-winner Matt Crooks was delighted to get off the scoring mark on Saturday, and says the hard-fought 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers ‘takes the pressure off’ the Cobblers

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink enjoyed the perfect start to his Cobblers career

New boss Hasselbaink pleased with players after first win of the season

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised the effort levels of his new players as they helped secure him a 1-0 win over Doncaster in his first game as Cobblers boss.

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Matt Crooks gave the Cobblers the lead inside 21 seconds against Doncaster Rovers

Hasselbaink enjoys dream start as Cobblers beat Doncaster to secure first win

New Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink enjoyed the perfect debut as his new side won 1-0 against Doncaster.

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