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Despondent Taylor at a loss to explain home woes but says Cobblers must ‘cut out the mistakes’

There was no hiding the deep disappointment on Ash Taylor’s face following his side’s 3-0 defeat to Rotherham United on Saturday when the Cobblers captain urged his team-mates to cut out their ‘individual mistakes’ if they are to have any chance of staying up this season.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's decision to play Hildeberto Pereira in midfield against Rotherham didn't pay off. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink explains team selection and says he ‘doesn’t see’ O’Toole as a central midfielder

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has explained his reasoning behind the team he selected for Saturday’s clash against Rotherham United, stating that, at the moment, he does not see John-Joe O’Toole as a central midfielder.

INSULT TO INJURY: Richard O'Donnell watches on, helpless, as Richie Towell's shot finds the corner of the net to put Rotherham 3-0 up at Sixfields. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Northampton Town 0 Rotherham United 3 – match review, player ratings and highlights

While there are still nine games left this season and therefore, in theory, ample opportunity for the Cobblers to salvage their League One status, there was a feeling that this insipid defeat and drab performance to Rotherham United was the moment when, for most people, the realisation of relegation set in.

Cobblers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell

Cobblers goalkeeper O’Donnell out to sink his old Rotherham pals

Richard O’Donnell is rooting for Rotherham United to win promotion this season - but only after the Cobblers take three points from them this weekend.

Sam Vesty will join Saints as attack coach this summer (picture: Worcester News)

Attack coach Vesty will be 'a good signing' for Saints

Chris Boyd believes Sam Vesty will bring exactly what is needed to Saints.

Dylan Hartley met new Saints boss Chris Boyd earlier this week (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Boyd enjoyed meeting with 'outstanding' Saints skipper Hartley

Chris Boyd paid a visit to Dylan Hartley at Pennyhill Park earlier this week - and the new boss says the Saints skipper was 'outstanding'.

Chris Boyd has spent the week at Saints (picture: Steve Haag)

Week at Saints has been 'of massive value' for new boss Boyd

Chris Boyd says his flying visit to Franklin's Gardens was 'of massive value'.

Chris Boyd is closing in on a couple more Saints signings (picture: Steve Haag)

Saints closing in on a couple more signings

New Saints boss Chris Boyd says a couple more signings 'aren't far away' at Franklin's Gardens.

Teimana Harrison was dismissed at The Rec last Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Myler backs Saints team-mate Harrison after ban

Stephen Myler has backed Teimana Harrison to produce big performances in the final four games of the season after being hit with a ban earlier this week.

John-Joe O'Toole and the Cobblers were left frustrated during the 0-0 draw with Oxford United last month

Goals the goal for Hasselbaink as Cobblers square up to high-flying Rotherham

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called on his players to recreate their performance in their most recent home game against Oxford United when they take on Rotherham United this weekend - just with a few goals thrown in!

Cobblers goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell

O’Donnell says Cobblers have to give the Sixfields fans ‘something to shout about’

Goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell admits it is down to the Cobblers players to ‘give the fans something to shout about’ as they return to Sixfields to take on promotion-chasing Rotherham United this weekend.

Saints' new signing Ben Franks

BREAKING: Saints swoop to land former All Blacks forward Ben Franks

Saints have boosted their squad for next season with the signing of World Cup-winning All Black Ben Franks.

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink hoping for home comfort as high-flying Millers come to town

Jimmy Floyd Hassebaink is desperate for the Cobblers to start enjoing some home comforts as his team face a huge Sixfields double header in the space of just three days.

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas

Cobblers freeze season-ticket prices for seventh season in a row

The Cobblers have announced they have frozen season ticket prices for the seventh year in succession.

Eddie Ilderton sends off Matt Crooks at Bristol Rovers

Hasselbaink voices refereeing concerns following Crooks dismissal

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has questioned the standard of refereeing in Sky Bet League One.

Courtney Lawes will miss the rest of the season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Lawes ruled out for rest of season

Alan Gaffney says it is 'a huge shame' to lose star man Courtney Lawes for the rest of the season.

Teimana Harrison faces a hearing in Coventry tonight (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints No.8 Harrison handed one-week ban

Teimana Harrison will miss Saints' trip to Newcastle Falcons after being handed a one-week ban for being sent off at Bath last Friday.
Connor Tupai will join Saints' Senior Academy (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tupai and Sleightholme stay on as Saints hand senior contracts to five young stars

Saints have announced that five highly-rated youngsters will join the Senior Academy set-up ahead of next season.

Kevin van Veen

Hasselbaink’s ‘fingers crossed’ for van Veen’s Cobblers return

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is keeping his fingers crossed that striker Kevin van Veen will be fit and available for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Rotherham United at Sixfields.

SUPER SUB: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's decision to bring on Kevin Luckassen immediately paid dividends. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink backs Luckassen to build on impressive start to his Cobblers career

It was not just Kevin Luckassen’s goal that pleased his manager after Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Bristol Rovers with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink full of praise for the striker’s overall display.

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