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Cobblers boss Hasselbaink keen to add versatility to ‘unbalanced squad’

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has spoken of the need to improve the balance of the Cobblers squad in the January transfer window.

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Dave Buchanan and the Cobblers endured a day to forget at Oldham (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Buchanan: Cobblers players have to ‘stand up and take responsibility’

Dave Buchanan says the Cobblers players have ‘to stand up and take responsibility’ to steer the Cobblers away from the relegation zone.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink says Cobblers players have to overcome ‘fragile confidence’

Northampton’s six-game winless run and ongoing struggles in front of goal is affecting the players’ dwindling confidence levels, manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has admitted, but he does not want his side to dwell on their current plight.

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Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram

Cobblers goalkeeper Ingram faces race against time to be fit for Walsall showdown

Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Ingram is facing a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Sky bet League One clash with Walsall at Sixfields.

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Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas

Chairman Thomas admits Cobblers form ‘not good enough’ and ‘we have to fix it’

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas has conceded the club’s current run of poor results ‘is not good enough’.

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NOT HAPPY - Ash Taylor shows his frustration as a decision goes against the Cobblers at Oldham (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

‘Hurt’ Taylor at a loss to explain Cobblers’ dismal form after Oldham thrashing

The feeble manner of Northampton’s performance in their heavy defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday made it a tough result to take for defender Ash Taylor, who admitted he and his team-mates were left ‘hurting’ by the 5-1 loss.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink admits he has ’issues’ to resolve at struggling Cobblers

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has once again promised that he will ‘get it right’ at the Cobblers after revealing his frustration with certain ongoing ‘issues’ at the club which date back to the time of his appointment.

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COMMON THEME: David Cornell dives in vain as Jack Byrne's deflected effort sneaks in to make it 3-0 before half-time. (Pictures by Sharon Lucey)

Oldham Athletic 5 Northampton Town 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

In bleak situations such as this one, it’s sometimes best to let the bare facts do the talking. After all, when it comes to the sorry state of Northampton’s disintegrating season, what more can you say that hasn’t been said already?

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David Cornell impressed in goal during last weekend's defeat at Portsmouth

FEATURE: Keeper Cornell ready to take his chance when it comes

Making it as a professional footballer isn’t easy... and making it as a goalkeeper is even harder.

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The Cobblers are on a poor run, but Matt Grimes says everybody has to stick together

Midfielder Grimes says struggling Cobblers have to ‘stick together’

Matt Grimes knows he is resorting to cliche, but he insists the only way the Cobblers are going to get out of their current run of poor form is for everybody ‘to stick together’.

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Cobblers midfielder Matt Grimes

Returning midfielder Grimes still has ‘a lot in his locker’ insists boss Hasselbaink

Matt Grimes is set to return to the Cobblers midfield for Saturday’s trip to Oldham Athletic - and manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be delighted to have him back.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink staying calm in face of Cobblers’ goalscoring problems

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be staying calm and composed as he tries to solve the Cobblers’ current goalscoring crisis.

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Iustin Cerga kept a clean sheet for  Daventry Town

Town maintain improvement after a stalemate at Nirvana

Daventry Town returned from United Counties League high-fliers Leicester Nirvana with a point following Tuesday’s stalemate.

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John-Joe O'Toole is nearing full fitness

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink not ruling out O’Toole playing through the pain barrier

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says John-Joe O’Toole could yet play through the pain barrier and make his return for the Cobblers in their crucial Sky Bet League One clash at fellow strugglers Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

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Marc Richards battles for possession during the Cobblers' 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth on Saturday

Skipper Richards says injuries are no excuse for poor Cobblers form

Cobblers skipper Marc Richards insists the club’s persistent injury problems are no excuse for the team currently underperforming this season.

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Chris Long sprained his ankle in Saturday's defeat at Portsmouth, but should be okay for the weekend trip to Oldham

McWilliams and Powell set for Cobblers return at Oldham, but O’Toole a doubt

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is hopeful of having Daniel Powell and Shaun McWilliams back in the frame for next Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash at Oldham Athletic - but is concerned John-Joe O’Toole may not be fit.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Boss Hasselbaink demands Cobblers become more clinical

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink knows the Cobblers have to become more clinical in front of goal if they are to get themselves out of the rut they find themselves in.

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It was a good day at the office for Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Pompey assistant boss Gallen says Cornell saved Cobblers from heavier defeat

Assistant manager Joe Gallen felt Portsmouth were always in control of their 2-0 Checkatrade Trophy second round win over the Cobblers, and that only David Cornell saved the visitors from a heavier defeat.

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Sam Hoskins has signed a new contract at the Cobblers

Hasselbaink delight as attacker Hoskins signs new Cobblers contract

Sam Hoskins has signed a new contract with the Cobblers.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Cobblers boss Hasselbaink ‘relishing’ Checkatrade Trophy trip to Pompey

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says the Cobblers are ‘relishing’ the test of taking on an in-form Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy second round at Fratton Park on Saturday.

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