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Cobblers central defender Taylor impressed by ‘great prospect’ Williams

Ash Taylor has labelled Jay Williams is ‘a great prospect’ and that his development can only be helped by him spending this week with the Cobblers first team squad in Spain.

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Ash Taylor (right) in action alongside Sam Hoskins and Matt Crooks during Monday morning's training session in Alicante (Picture: Pete Norton)

Taylor happy that boss Austin has time to get his plans in place for the new season

Cobblers defender Ash Taylor believes it can only be a good thing that manager Dean Austin has a full pre-season to get his ideas across to the squad ahead of the new Sky Bet League Two campaign.

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HAPPY IN HIS NEW HOME - Cobblers striker Junior Morias (Picture: Pete Norton)

Cobblers the ‘place I want to be’ says delighted new signing Morias

New signing Junior Morias says he knew as soon as he found out the Cobblers were interested in signing him that the club was ‘the place I want to be’.

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Junior Morias has made the switch from Peterborough United to the Cobblers

Austin ‘excited’ as Posh striker Morias makes Cobblers switch

Boss Dean Austin says he is ‘excited’ after the Cobblers landed Peterborough United striker Junior Morias for an undisclosed fee.

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Junior Morias tussles with Leon Barnett during Peterborough's win t Sixfields last season

BREAKING: Cobblers snap up Posh striker Junior Morias for undisclosed fee

The Cobblers have boosted their attacking options with the signing of Peterborough United front man Junior Morias for an undisclosed fee.

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Cobblers boss Dean Austin

Cobblers boss Austin believes Spanish trip is crucial preparation for season ahead

Cobblers will step up their preparations for the new season this weekend when they fly out to Spain for a week-long training camp at Real Club de Golf Campoamor complex in Alicante.

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England vs Croatia World Cup semi-final LIVE feed - the build-up, action and reaction in full

England face their biggest game in almost two decades tonight - and we’ll have all the action right here.

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England boss Gareth Southgate

Football’s coming home! Austin backing Southgate’s boys to go all the way and win the World Cup

Cobblers boss Dean Austin believes England have got what it takes to go all the way and win the World Cup ahead of tonight’s semi-final showdown with Croatia.

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Interviews take place for new Northants County Council chief executive

Interviews take place for new Northants County Council chief executive

The interviews for a new chief executive for Northamptonshire County Council have taken place.

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Hakeem Odoffin makes a sliding tackle on the Cobblers' Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Sixfields in Januaey, 2016. It was the 17-year-old Barnet defender's League debut

Odoffin ready to make the step up into League life with the Cobblers

Hakeem Odoffin says he is ready to make the step up to becoming a serious player in senior football after signing for the Cobblers.

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Kevin van Veen

Austin optimistic over van Veen injury as Cobblers continue pre-season campaign at Brackley

Dean Austin is hopeful that striker Kevin van Veen will be fit enough to play a part in tonight’s friendly with Brackley Town after limping off during Saturday’s game against St Albans City.

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Highly-rated: Morgan Roberts had featured in both pre-season friendlies so far and is expected to get more chances. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Austin hails Cobblers’ impressive young guns and says more chances will come

Northampton’s impressive crop of youngsters have been urged to seize their opportunity by manager Dean Austin after seven academy-produced players featured in Saturday’s 4-0 friendly win at St Albans City.

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HAPPY TO BE HERE - new Cobblers signing Hakeem Odoffin (Picture: Pete Norton)

Austin says new signing Odoffin adds serious competition to the Cobblers squad

Boss Dean Austin believes new signing Hakeem Odoffin will provide crucial competition for the right-back slot in the Cobblers’ starting line-up.

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New Cobblers signing Hakeem Odoffin (Picture: Pete Norton)

Cobblers sign right-back Hakeem Odoffin following his release from Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Cobblers have strengthened their squad with the signing of former Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back Hakeem Odoffin.

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Daniel Powell has caught the eye in both pre-season friendlies so far

‘Unplayable’ Powell tipped to shine by boss Austin after scoring twice in St Albans win

Cobblers boss Dean Austin has showered praise on Daniel Powell, describing the winger as ‘unplayable’ after his impressive performance and two-goal showing against St Albans City in Saturday’s second pre-season friendly.

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Dean Austin

Austin not giving much away but hints transfer activity could be imminent

Cobblers boss Dean Austin is continuing to keep his cards close to his chest with regards to transfer speculation surrounding the club this summer, although he has hinted that there ‘maybe’ some movement over the coming days.

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Happy boss: Dean Austin believes Town are making 'steady progress' as they prepare for the new season

Encouraged Austin sees his plan coming together after ‘positive’ St Albans performance

Cobblers boss Dean Austin said there were ‘lots of positives’ to come out of Saturday’s 4-0 friendly win over St Albans City at Clarence Park, giving him encouragement that his side are on the right track ahead of the new season.

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Cllr Mick Scrimshaw

Northants unitary move ‘could hit services’

A long-serving borough and county councillor is warning that moving to a unitary system will mean services currently provided and protected by the boroughs and districts could come under threat.

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BACK IN ACTION - Aaron Pierre played the second half of Tuesday night's pre-season friendly win at Sileby Rangers (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Pierre feeling ‘positive’ as he makes Cobblers return following long-term injury

Cobblers defender Aaron Pierre says he is upbeat and feeling ‘positive’ after getting though his first 45 minutes of action since suffering a serious groin injury in December.

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Matt Crooks has taken a full part in pre-season training

Cobblers midfielder Crooks in line for playing return in St Albans friendly

Midfielder Matt Crooks is in line to feature for the Cobblers in Saturday’s second pre-season friendly at St Albans City (ko 12.30pm), while Dean Bowditch is also making good progress in his recovery from injury.

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