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Facey the only injury concern as Cobblers are put through their paces in Spain

Right-back Shay Facey is the only injury concern for Cobblers boss Dean Austin ahead of Thursday night’s pre-season friendly against Hull City Under-23s in Spain.

Richard Gleeson is fit again after recovering from an elbow injury (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks pace ace Gleeson in contention to face Falcons

Head coach David Ripley says a return for Richard Gleeson is 'an option' for Thursday's televised Vitality Blast clash with Derbyshire Falcons at the County Ground (start time 6.30pm).

Youth teamer Jay Williams has impressed Cobblers defender Ash Taylor

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.

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.

Saints beat Leicester Tigers in the Premiership clash at Franklin's Gardens last season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints to host Tigers in new cup competition

Saints will face a local derby in the Premiership Rugby Cup this season.

David Ripley saw his Steelbacks side beaten for the fourth game in succession (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks lacking 'go-and-get-it' attitude, says Ripley

Northants head coach David Ripley says his side don't currently have the 'go-and-get-it' attitude they need to win Vitality Blast matches.

Ben Duckett was dismissed without scoring at New Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks routed as Rapids rub salt in the wounds

Alex Wakely hit an unbeaten 54 for the Steelbacks but their chastening start to this season's Vitality Blast continued against Worcestershire Rapids at New Road.

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’.

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.

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.

Action from East Haddon's win over Wellingborough (PIctures: Dave Ikin)

NCL SPECIAL: Neate victory for Horton as ONs are knocked off top spot

Andrew Neate starred with bat and ball as Horton House ended Old Northamptonians’ unbeaten start to the premier division season.

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.

Alex Wakely admits opposition sides have caught up with the Steelbacks (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wakely admits other sides have caught up with Steelbacks in T20

Alex Wakely admits other counties have caught up with Northants in the Vitality Blast.

Attack coach Sam Vesty can't wait to see what Saints are able to produce this season (picture: Dave Ikin)

New attack coach Vesty outlines his Saints vision

Sam Vesty's first Saints interview was a shining example of the appetite for success at the club this summer.

World Cup blog

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.

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.

David Ripley has seen his side lose their opening three games in the Vitality Blast (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley: Steelbacks squad is strong enough to turn things around

Northants head coach David Ripley insists his squad is good enough to turn their Vitality Blast campaign around.

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.

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.

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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