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Contracts up for grabs as Saints bid to win Anglo-Welsh Cup

Michael Paterson admits some members of the Saints squad will be 'playing for contracts' in the coming weeks.

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Chris Long celebrates his crucial strike in the 2-1 win over Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hasselbaink: Cobblers doing ‘everything in our power’ to extend top-scorer Long’s Sixfields stint

Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says the Cobblers will ‘do everything in our power’ to extend Chris Long’s stay at Sixfields - but admits a permanent move in the January transfer window for the striker ‘is not going to happen’.

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ON TARGET AGAIN: John-Joe O'Toole celebrates his third goal in three games alongside team-mates. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Hasselbaink’s risk pays off after O’Toole suffers injury scare before netting in Dons win

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed how he took a ‘risk’ by playing John-Joe O’Toole in Saturday’s crunch clash with MK Dons after the midfielder was absent from training in the days leading up to the game.

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Joe’s a happy Bunney after his Cobblers debut ends with an assist and three points

An assist, three points and a place outside the League One relegation zone; Joe Bunney’s Cobblers debut, made against MK Dons on Saturday, could hardly have gone any better had he written the script himself.

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Heinrich Brssow has now linked up with his new team-mates at Saints (picture: Roberto Payne/Northampton Saints)

South Africa star Brüssow arrives at Saints

Saints have confirmed new signing Heinrich Brüssow is now available for selection after joining the club from Japanese side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants Joe Bunney to keep getting forward. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

New full-backs proving key to Hasselbaink’s resurgent Cobblers

After all the clamour for Northampton to sign wingers and strikers in the January transfer window, there’s another position which has also been key to manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s revolution and that was no better demonstrated than during Saturday’s 2-1 win over MK Dons.

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Alan Gaffney (right) knows the review of Saturday's defeat at Allianz Park won't be easy (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints set for 'really honest' review after Saracens defeat

Alan Gaffney says Saints will not be pulling any punches when they review the defeat to Saracens today.

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Dylan Hartley skippered Saints

Saracens 62 Northampton Saints 14: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

To say Saints are now sick of the sight of Saracens is a sizeable understatement.

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Northampton Town 2 MK Dons 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

The fact that Northampton made painfully hard work of this win, surviving a deluge of late pressure in a nerve-jangling finale, should not detract from what was, in the end, a deserved victory and another significant step in the right direction.

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Opposition view: Neilson sacked after Dons go down to defeat at Sixfields

MK Dons manager Robbie Neilson has been sacked after his side’s 2-1 defeat to the Cobblers on Saturday.

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Cobus Reinach scored Saints' first try (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints steamrollered by Saracens at Allianz Park

Saints' Champions Cup campaign finished as it started as the Saracens steamroller again proved too much to handle in a 62-14 defeat at Allianz Park.
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Alan Gaffney saw his Saints side suffer a big defeat at Allianz Park (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints went back to bad habits in Saracens defeat, says Gaffney

Alan Gaffney admitted Saints went back to bad habits in their crushing 62-14 defeat to Saracens at Allianz Park.

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'The pinnacle of my career' - skipper Marc Richards lifted the Sky Bet League Two title in 2016

FEATURE: ‘I gave it everything’ - Q&A with former Cobblers skipper Marc Richards

This week marked the end of an era at Sixfields as striker Marc Richards left the club by mutual consent.

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Bradford City 1 Northampton Town 2 – match review, player ratings and highlights

There was one question that kept coming to mind while watching this game unfold as the Cobblers picked up their most unexpected yet also most impressive three points of the season so far: where has this team been hiding for the past six months?

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Cobblers have signed Gboly Ariyibi on loan from Nottingham Forest

It’s seven-up for the Cobblers as they sign Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi on loan

The Cobblers have further boosted their attacking options with the signing of Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi on loan for the rest of the season.

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Jamie Gibson and Saints will be looking to put things right against Saracens at Allianz Park (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saracens v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Saracens v Northampton Saints
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Stephen Myler is set to make his return from injury (picture: Sharon Lucey)

North and Myler named on Saints bench for Saracens clash

George North and Stephen Myler are set to make their return from injury at Saracens on Saturday after being named among the Saints replacements.

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Matt Crooks believes things are looking up at Sixfields

Midfielder Crooks urges Cobblers to maintain Sixfields ‘feelgood factor’

Matt Crooks believes the Cobblers have to take advantage of the ‘feelgood factor’ around Sixfields in Saturday’s crunch relegation clash against Milton Keynes Dons (ko 3pm).

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Former Cobblers skipper Marc Richards

Ex-skipper Richards backing Hasselbaink and Cobblers to climb away from danger

Former skipper Marc Richards believes Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is the right man to lead the Cobblers away from Sky Bet League One relegation danger this season.

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Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink warns confident Cobblers against complacency as MK Dons come to town

Two wins on the spin, six new players signed with more to come, and a real feeling of optimism at Sixfields... but boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is warning the Cobblers against any sort of complacency ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash with Milton Keynes Dons (ko 3pm).

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