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Saints face trip to St James' Park as Falcons switch home game

Saints' away game against Newcastle Falcons has been switched to St James' Park for an occasion that has been dubbed The Big One.
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Rumour Mill: Speculation over West Brom hotseat | Coleman targets Danny Ward | Richarlison subject to speculation

Speculation is mounting about the vacant managerial position at West Brom after they parted company with Tony Pulis on Monday.

Daventry Town's Dan Childs went close against Yaxley

Town have no answer again to Yaxley’s firepower in cup exit

Once again, Daventry Town had no answer to the firepower of Yaxley as they bowed out of the United Counties League Cup.

CRUNCH WEEK: Cobblers face important games against Plymouth and Bury this week. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds

Hasselbaink urges Cobblers to use Scunthorpe defeat as ‘learning curve’ ahead of crunch week

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Saturday’s second-half horror show against Scunthorpe United must act as a ‘learning curve’ for his team ahead of crunch games against fellow strugglers Plymouth Argyle and Bury this week.

Kaser Kasim was one of the nine changes to the team last week, with John-Joe O'Toole only on the bench

Hasselbaink defends team selection for FA Cup after Cobblers suffer back-to-back defeats

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has explained why he felt the need to make such sweeping changes to last week’s team that lost to Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup.

UPBEAT: Buchanan was not totally downhearted despite Saturday's defeat

Buchanan insists Cobblers confidence remains high despite Scunthorpe setback

Saturday’s second-half collapse and subsequent defeat at home to Scunthorpe United has not dented the growing confidence within the Cobblers camp, according to vice-skipper David Buchanan.

The Cobblers Checkatrade Trophy clash with Portsmouth will be broadcast live on the internet

Cobblers’ Portsmouth trip switched to lunchtime kick-off to allow internet broadcast

The Cobblers have announced their Checkatrade Trophy clash at Portsmouth on Saturday, December 2 will kick off at 12.30pm - and that the game will be broadcast live on the internet.

Saints star Dylan Hartley has impressed as England captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

England boss Jones hails 'first-class' captaincy of Saints star Hartley

Eddie Jones has given Dylan Hartley's England captaincy its strongest endorsement yet to edge him closer to retaining the role for the 2019 World Cup.
Kieran Brookes and Luther Burrell are doubts for Saturday's trip to Sale (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prop Brookes set for X-ray after suffering injury at Sixways

Kieran Brookes is set for an X-ray after suffering a thumb injury in Saints' defeat to Worcester Warriors on Saturday.
Jim Mallinder takes his Saints side to Sale on Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder understands frustrations of Saints fans

Jim Mallinder says he understands the frustrations of the Saints supporters.
Saints suffered their fifth defeat in six matches as Worcester won at Sixways on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints boss Mallinder won't play the blame game after Sixways defeat

Jim Mallinder is not prepared to point fingers after Saints' latest setback.
Alex Waller (left) and Ethan Waller caught up after the final whistle at Sixways, with the former Saints man enjoying the bragging rights (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Worcester Warriors 30 Northampton Saints 15: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Saints have endured some agonising afternoons and evenings already this season - but this was arguably the toughest one yet.
John-Joe O'Toole struggled to put any weight on his left leg when being helped off the field on Saturday. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Hasselbaink uncertain over O’Toole injury as Revell faces lengthy lay-off

The full extent of John-Joe O’Toole’s injury will be assessed by the Cobblers this week following his first-half withdrawal on Saturday, but striker Alex Revell faces four weeks out having undergone groin surgery.

TOUGH DAY: It was a second-half to forget on Saturday. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

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

If you wanted a game to underline all of Northampton’s current issues – a lopsided squad, an over-reliance on one player and their ongoing battle for consistency – it came in 90 curious minutes against Suncthorpe United on Saturday.

John-Joe O'Toole holds off Scunthorpe midfielder Neal Bishop (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Second-half shocker sees Cobblers slump to crushing Scunthorpe defeat

Cobblers paid the price for a woeful second-half performance as they tasted defeat to Scunthorpe United for the second time in a week when soundly beaten 3-0 at Sixfields.

Saints suffered a hugely disappointing defeat at Sixways (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints must improve 'in every aspect' after Worcester defeat, says Mallinder

Jim Mallinder says Saints need to improve 'in every aspect' of the game after their sobering 30-15 defeat at Sixways on Saturday afternoon.

Ben Foden scored for Saints at Sixways (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints humbled at Sixways as Worcester celebrate first league win

Saints suffered a chastening defeat at Sixways as they had the ignominy of being the first team to be beaten by Worcester in the league this season.

Ryan McGivern played the full 90 minutes at Scunthorpe on Tuesday. Picture: Kirsty Edmonds

Defender McGivern bidding to make his league mark after edging closer to full fitness

After twice coming through 90 minutes unscathed in back-to-back cup competitions over the past 10 days, defender Ryan McGivern now has his sights set on forcing his way into Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s plans on a permanent basis.

Five of the last seven meetings between Northampton and Scunthorpe have ended in a draw

Morris remains a doubt as Iron boss Alexander targets repeat performance

Scunthorpe United manager Graham Alexander is expecting another tight game against the Cobblers this weekend when the two clubs reconvene for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash at Sixfields.

Saints ended a five-match losing streak by beating the Dragons last Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints

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