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Cobblers boss Austin can’t wait to get back out on the training pitch

Cobblers boss Dean Austin admits he can’t wait for pre-season to start, so he can get away from sitting in his office and ‘having to answer the phone all the time’.

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Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Austin will take being the boss in his stride

Dean Austin insists it is simply a case of ‘as you were’ as he prepares for his first season as a Football League manager.

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Dean Austin's first game in charge as the new permanent Cobblers boss will be at home against Lincoln City

Cobblers kick off new season with home date against Lincoln City

The Cobblers will kick off the new Sky Bet League Two season with a home clash with Lincoln City on Saturday, August 4.

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Cobblers central defender Leon Barnett

Cobblers defender Barnett ready for the pre-season ‘slog’

This time next week, the Cobblers players will be into their second day of pre-season training, and central defender Leon Barnett can’t wait to get back to work - even though he knows it will be painful!

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Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Twenty is plenty for Cobblers boss Austin as he shapes squad for first season in charge

Cobblers boss Dean Austin says he is under no pressure to move players on before making any new signings - but does admit the squad is currently too big.

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Leon Barnett

Defender Barnett delighted to extend his stay at the Cobblers

Leon Barnett says he is delighted to commit his future to the Cobblers for a further 12 months at least - and admitted he felt he ‘owed a bit more’ after a frustrating first season in the claret and white.

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Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Boss Austin says there has been ‘no interest’ in Cobblers players from other clubs

Boss Dean Austin says he has had no contact from any other club or manager regarding any of the Cobblers squad so far this summer.

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The Cobblers were 3-2 winners on their most recent trip to Wycombe, in October, 2015

Cobblers handed trip to Wycombe Wanderers in Carabao Cup

The Cobblers have been handed a trip to Sky Bet League One side Wycombe Wanderers in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

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Leon Barnett

Boss Austin hails Barnett’s quality and character as defender signs new contract

Boss Dean Austin has hailed the quality and character of Leon Barnett after the central defender agreed a new deal to stay at the Cobblers.

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Leon Barnett has signed anew one-year contract with the Cobblers

Central defender Leon Barnett signs new deal to stay at Cobblers

Leon Barnett has signed a new one-year contract to stay with the Cobblers, with an option to stay on for another 12 months.

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HEADING FOR THE SIXFIELDS EXIT - Brendan Moloney

Cobblers boss Austin admits Moloney departure is part of relegation ‘fallout’

Boss Dean Austin has admitted Brendan Moloney’s departure from Sixfields is part of ‘the fallout’ of the Cobblers’ relegation to Sky Bet League Two.

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Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Cobblers boss Austin declares he ‘won’t speak about players under contract to other clubs’

Cobblers boss Dean Austin has declared he will never ‘speak about players who are under contract to other clubs’ - and that if any deals are done then it will be the club’s supporters who ‘will be the first to know’.

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Brendan Moloney has left the Cobblers

Moloney turns down Cobblers contract offer and opts to leave Sixfields

Defender Brendan Moloney has turned down the offer of a new contract at Sixfields and has left the Cobblers.

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The Cobblers were beaten 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers in the first round of last season's Carabao Cup

Cobblers to discover Carabao Cup first round opponents on Friday

The Cobblers will discover their first round opponents in next season’s Carabao Cup on Friday morning - with the draw being made in Vietnam.

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Marc Richards may now be a Swindon Town player, but he is also a youth team coach at the Cobblers

FEATURE: Richards delighted to be back at the Cobblers - as a youth team coach

Cobblers legend Marc Richards is delighted to be back at Sixfields - as a youth-team coach.

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The Cobblers fans will have the chance to mingle with the first team squad at the Sixfields family fun day on Sunday, July 22

New home kit to be revealed at Cobblers open day

The Cobblers will stage their annual open day at Sixfields on Sunday, July 22 - with the highlight set to be the launch of the new home kit for the 2018/19 season.

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Miles Kane was in great form at the Roadmender on Friday night (Picture: Lauren Dukoff)

REVIEW: Brilliant Miles Kane rocks the Roadmender

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Teenage midfielder Shaun McWilliams

Austin wants to make sure the Cobblers keep hold of their young talent

Boss Dean Austin is ‘excited’ by the young talent coming through at Sixfields, and is determined it will be the Cobblers who benefit from their talent and not football’s predatory ‘big fish’.

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The Cobblers will play at Chelmsford City on July 11

Cobblers set up pre-season friendly clash against The Clarets

The Cobblers have confirmed their fourth pre-season friendly after announcing a trip to Vanarama National League South side Chelmsford City on Wednesday, July 11.

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Cobblers won the league two title in 2016

Bookies tipping Cobblers to claim promotion from league two next season

The Cobblers have been installed as one of the early favourites to win the Sky Bet League Two title next season.

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