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Pilgrims boss Adams expecting ‘open’ clash against struggling Cobblers

Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams is expecting an open encounter as his side take on the Cobblers at Sixfields on Saturday, with both sides desperate for victory for very different reasons.

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Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin has had plenty of support from the club's fans

Austin admits it’s ‘payback time’ for Sixfields fans as Cobblers target first home win for three months

Dean Austin admits it is ‘payback time’ this weekend as the Cobblers prepare to take on high-flying Plymouth Argyle in search of their first Sixfields victory for three months.

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Dave Buchanan has been impressed by Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin

Buchanan: Caretaker boss Austin has had ‘positive impact’ on Cobblers squad

Dave Buchanan has hailed the impact caretaker boss Dean Austin has made since taking over from the sacked Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Sixfields.

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WELL PREPARED - Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Austin confident Cobblers can impose themselves on in-form Plymouth Argyle

The dust had barely settled on his first victory as caretaker manager of the Cobblers when Dean Austin was setting his sights on doubling that win tally when in-form Plymouth Argyle come to Sixfields on Saturday (ko 3pm).

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BETTER TOGETHER - the Cobblers supporters and players celebrate the FA Cup win at Coventry City in November, 2015

Buchanan calls for repeat of title-winning spirit, and says ‘this team needs the fans more than ever’

Club captain David Buchanan has called on the Cobblers supporters to pack out Sixfields this weekend, saying ‘this team needs them more than ever’.

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Plymouth boss Derek Adams

Plymouth hit by injury blow as key man Taylor is ruled out of Cobblers trip

Plymouth Argyle have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of their trip to the Cobblers on Saturday with the news that striker Ryan Taylor has been ruled out with an ankle injury.

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Your chance to vote for your Cobblers player of the year

Your chance to vote for your Cobblers player of the year

The end of the 2017/18 season is nearly upon us, and it’s time to cast your vote for the Chronicle & Echo Northampton Town supporters’ player of the year.

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Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin

Austin expecting twists and turns, but believes three wins will secure Cobblers safety

Caretaker boss Dean Austin believes three wins from their final three games of the season will definitely be enough to see the Cobblers secure safety in Sky Bet League One.

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Kevin van Veen leaves the Gigg Lane pitch on Saturday having suffered a dead leg injury

Injury and illness mean Van Veen’s a doubt for Plymouth clash

Striker Kevin van Veen is a doubt for the Cobblers’ must-win Sky Bet League One clash with Plymouth Argyle at Sixfields on Saturday.

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Sam Hoskins

Cobblers forward Hoskins hoping for more chances to impress in striker’s role

Cobblers forward Sam Hoskins hopes his well-taken goal during Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bury will be enough to convince manager Dean Austin that he deserves more chances to play as a striker.

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Dean Austin

Austin tells Cobblers to ‘go for it’ in final three games after his attacking gamble pays off

Cobblers boss Dean Austin has told his players to ‘just go for it’ in their final three games of the season as they look to fend off relegation back to Sky Bet League Two.

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Sam Hoskins takes the plaudits after scoring Town's second goal at Bury on Saturday. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Austin believes ‘electric’ Hoskins can offer Cobblers ‘something different’ in central role

When Kevin van Veen picked up an injury and was forced off the pitch less than half-an-hour into Saturday’s crunch game at Bury, the obvious replacement, it seemed, was Chris Long.

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Sam Hoskins celebrates his goal against Bury

Hoskins: ‘Massive’ Bury win shows we still believe we can stay up

Only three wins from their final three games will likely be enough to keep them up this season but Sam Hoskins says the Cobblers believe they are capable of doing just that following Saturday’s ‘massive’ 3-2 win over Bury.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Bury 2 Northampton Town 3

Ash Taylor’s last-gasp goal at Gigg Lane on Saturday saw the Cobblers beat Bury 3-2 and keep alive their hopes of avoiding relegation from Sky Bet League One.

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Cobblers fan Mustafa El-Bayati has been named the EFL Supporter of the Year

Cobblers fan Mustafa celebrating after winning EFL Supporter of the Year award

Cobblers supporter Mustafa El-Bayati received the EFL SMG Insight Supporter of the Year award at the EFL Awards dinner in London on Sunday.

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ASSIST KING: Matt Grimes now has 10 assists to his name after creating two of Northampton's three goals on Saturday, only four players in League One have more this season. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Boss Austin lauds Grimes for his ‘midfield masterclass’ and praises ‘brilliant’ McWilliams

Matt Grimes has often polarised opinion during the course of his loan spell at Sixfields but the reaction to his performance against Bury on Saturday was universally positive, with no-one more impressed than Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin.

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ASH TO THE RESCUE: Captain Ash Taylor scored the late winning goal against Bury, reviving Northampton's survival hopes this season. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Bury 2 Northampton Town 3 – match review, player ratings and highlights

The Cobblers have played better and lost this season but, at a time when wins and points are the only commodities that matter, the manner of their victory over Bury at a sun-soaked Gigg Lane on Saturday was not important.

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Morgan Roberts was on the bench for Tuesday's clash at Blackpool (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Teenagers Roberts and Whaler are in Cobblers squad ‘on merit’

Dean Austin has made it clear the the promotion of youth teamers Morgan Roberts and Sean Whaler to the first team squad was a decision made purely on merit.

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Cobblers caretaker boss Dean Austin

Austin knows boosting confidence is key as Cobblers gear up for ‘massive’ clash at Bury

Dean Austin admits there is simply no downplaying ‘a massive game’ for the Cobblers at Bury on Saturday, but at the same time he wants his players to relax and ‘play the game, not the occasion’.

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Cobblers striker Kevin van Veen has yet to score for the club

Cobblers caretaker boss Austin backing striker van Veen

Caretaker boss Dean Austin has defended striker Kevin van Veen’s performances, and revealed the former Scunthorpe United man has been playing through the pain barrier for the Cobblers.

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