THE BIG KICK-OFF: Who makes Dean Austin’s first team of the season and who misses out?

Will Matt Crooks get the nod in midfield?
Will Matt Crooks get the nod in midfield?

It is often described as the problem every manager wants and there’s no doubt Cobblers boss Dean Austin would have done lots of head scratching this week as he ponders who to start and who to leave out for this weekend’s visit of Lincoln City.

Having added four players to the squad which ended last season, and following some promising pre-season performances, Austin has several selection dilemmas for his side’s League Two curtain-raiser. Here, we predict what his starting XI might be.