Boss Page accepts Cobblers fans’ criticism but calls on supporters and players to ‘bounce back together’

Rob Page understands the Cobblers supporters’ frustrations and doesn’t blame them for booing the team off following Tuesday night’s derby defeat at Peterborough United, saying they ‘have every right to voice their opinion’.

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PAINFUL EXPERIENCE - Peterborough's players celebrate their second goal in Tuesday's derby, while the inquest begins for the Cobblers defence (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Disappointing run of form won’t see Cobblers boss Page panicking

Rob Page will be doing a lot of serious thinking and head scratching as he prepares the Cobblers for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One trip to rock-bottom Shrewsbury Town - but one thing he insists he won’t be doing is panicking.

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Rob Page is set to recall Jak McCourt for the weekend trip to Shrewsbury Town

Jak’s the lad - midfielder McCourt set for Cobblers recall at Shrewsbury

Jak McCourt is set to return to the Cobblers midfield for Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

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NOT GOOD ENOUGH - Gaby Zakuani and his Cobblers team-mates show their disappointment after conceding the first goal in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Peterborough United (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Zakuani says Cobblers have to ‘quickly address’ defensive issues

Defender Gaby Zakuani admits the Cobblers are going to have to ‘quickly address’ the team’s vulnerability at set-pieces following Tuesday night’s 3-0 derby humbling at Peterborough United.

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WORK TO DO: Rob Page must find a way to arrest his side's current slump to ease growing fears. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Peterborough United 3 Northampton Town 0 – match review, player ratings and highlights

First there was the hype, then followed the crushing disappointment, now comes the inquisition.

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BRAVE CALL: Leaving John-Joe O'Toole out sparked much debate on Tuesday. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds

Page explains O’Toole omission and formation switch for Posh clash

Cobblers boss Rob Page has explained his reasoning behind leaving John-Joe O’Toole out of the team to face Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.

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BAD NIGHT - Marc Richards and Paul Anderson show their dismay at the derby defeat at Peterborough United (PIctures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Apologetic Cobblers boss Page slams defending after derby disaster

Rob Page apologised to Cobblers fans after their dismal 3-0 loss at rivals Peterborough United on Tuesday, but he refused to blame the defeat on his change of formation, instead lamenting his side’s defending.

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Cobblers boss Rob Page

DERBY DAY: Boss Page assures supporters the Cobblers are ‘ready and fired up’ for battle with Posh

Rob Page has promised the Cobblers supporters that ‘every player and member of staff’ understands the importance of Tuesday night’s derby showdown against Peterborough United.

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RALLYING CRY - Peterborough United manager Grant McCann

DERBY DAY: McCann challenges Posh players to ‘become a hero’ against the Cobblers

Grant McCann branded Peterborough United ‘terrible’ after their defeat at Fleetwood Town on Saturday, while Cobblers boss Rob Page said his side’s defending was ‘embarrassing’ as they lost 3-1 at home to Millwall.

GIFT-WRAPPED THREE POINTS - the Millwall players and supporters celebrate their second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win at Sixfields (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

DERBY DAY: Boss Page expecting Cobblers players to bounce back from Millwall defeat

Rob Page is backing the players who were ‘off their game’ in Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 Sixfields defeat to Millwall to shake off the disappointment and come back firing in Tuesday night’s derby date at Peterborough United (ko 7.45pm).

IN THE THICK OF IT - Marc Richards had a goalscoring impact when coming off the bench in Saturday's defeat to Millwall (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

DERBY DAY: Richards ‘knocking on the door’ for a start in derby date with Peterborough

Skipper Marc Richards believes he’s ‘knocking on the door’ to start more often for the Cobblers this season after a frustratingly stop-start few months.

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Gaby Zakuani

DERBY DAY: Cobblers defender Zakuani looking forward to London Road return

Gaby Zakuani is hoping for a happy homecoming on Tuesday night, one that involves a good reception from Peterborough United fans and three points for the Cobblers.

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Cobblers to face Harrow Borough or Margate in FA Cup first round

Cobblers to face Harrow Borough or Margate in FA Cup first round

The Cobblers have been handed a home tie against non-League opposition in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

WORK TO DO: Rob Page's side have now lost their last two home games, conceding six goals in the process. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Cobblers boss Page backs McCourt to learn from Millwall red

Northampton manager Rob Page has backed midfielder Jak McCourt to return a better player after his costly red card against Millwall on Saturday.

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TURNING POINT: Jak McCourt became the third Northampton player to see red in the last three games. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Northampton Town 1 Millwall 3 – match review, player ratings and highlights

For those harbouring dreams of back-to-back promotions, it’s dispiriting defeats like Saturday’s against Millwall, one which was all of Northampton’s own making, that perhaps adds a dose of realism and a reminder that consolidation in what is a competitive division will be no bad thing.

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Neil Harris

Opposition view: ‘Professional’ Lions delight boss Harris

Millwall manager Neil Harris was delighted by his side’s ‘excellent and professional’ performance after their 3-1 win over Northampton on Saturday.

BAD DAY: It was an afternoon to forget for Rob Page. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Disappointed Page rues ‘embarrassing’ defending after Lions tame Cobblers

A highly disappointed Rob Page described his side’s defending as ‘embarrassing’ after three mistakes led to three cheap goals conceded in their defeat to Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

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Brendan Moloney

Moloney says Cobblers are ‘buzzing’ ahead of Millwall showdown

Defender Brendan Moloney says the Cobblers players are ‘buzzing’ ahead of Saturday’s Sixfields showdown with struggling Millwall (ko 3pm).

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Aiden O'Brien celebrates scoring in Millwall's 2-0 win over the Cobblers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last season

Jeremy Casey’s Northampton Town versus Millwall preview

Fixture: Northampton Town v Millwall, Sky Bet League One

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Cobblers boss Rob Page

Cobblers boss Page wary of wounded Lions

Cobblers boss Rob Page admits he is wary of the wounded Lions ahead of Millwall’s visit to Sixfields in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.

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