The man in the middleARGYLE VIEW
Marc Wilson and Oliver Bickle
The fourth official is
Northampton might be at the bottom of the league but we will respect them. they are not having a good time at the moment but that’s irrelevant in this league, as you have seen where Swindon draw away at Lincoln last week.
Anyone can beat anyone. We have put the game plan together and hopefully all goes well.
Defender Jerome Opoku is an injury doubt for the away game against Northampton Town
tonight, but Lowe keeps injuries close to his chest.
His reported to say is Sam Woods would fit in if neededMy Team would be
Mike Cooper; Will Aimson, Jerome Opoku or (Woods), Kell Watts; Tyrese Fornah; Joe Edwards, Panutche Camara Danny Mayor, Conor Grant; Ryan Hardie, Luke Jephcott
Substitutes: Luke McCormick, Ben Reeves Sam Woods or(Ollie Tomlinson) Ryan Law, Adam Lewis, Niall Ennis, Byron Moore, Lolos
It would not surprise me if Sawyer put of the sub bench.NORTHAMPTON VIEW
Cobblers caretaker boss Jon Brady says the squad were hurting after Saturday but are desperate to bounce back in Tuesday night’s home game with Plymouth Argyle.
“We will be doing everything to try and get a positive result,” he said.
“Plymouth are a good footballing side, very progressive in the way Ryan Lowe wants them to play but we are really looking forward to the contest.
“The players were hurting on Saturday but we move forward and demand more from each other.
“We’ve been in all five games that I’ve been in charge but we are paying the price for lapses in concentration and individual errors.
“We want the players to demand of each other more and give everything to get a result.
“Sometimes when you hit rock bottom there is only one way to go and that is up.
“For all of us involved it really hurts, I’ve immense pride with how this club has moved forward and for everything the club does in the community as well.
“It’s difficult not having the connection with the supporters at the moment but we want to give them some hope and show them we are fighting tooth and nail to stay in this division.
“On Tuesday night we are going to give everything as always and overall we need to be more decisive in both boxes and more clinical with our finishing. We are creating chances but we have to take them.”Northampton Fan
Into March we march, still seeking our first win of the calendar year. Back on home turf and looking forward to the creature comforts of our home patch, Plymouth come visiting in the first part of a Dockyard Double-Header at the PTS.
The Pilgrims currently sit 10th in the table, 4 points outside of the playoff zone but having played more games than most above them. They away form has been pretty shaky, in fact they've only picked up one point more on their travels this season than we have and they sit 20th of 24 in the away table. Just three wins on the road in the League, those have come at Sunderland, Swindon and Accrington. The downside to that fact is that all three of those have come this year, their first away win in the League didn't arrive until January 19th and they are actually unbeaten away from home in the League since December 15th, that's six games without defeat.
Their home defeat by Peterborough last Tuesday night is their only League defeat of 2021. They've also had FA Cup victories at Charlton and at Huddersfield before bowing out in the fourth round at Sheffield United.
Yesterday they had a ding-dong battle with Lincoln before coming out on the right side of a seven goal thriller. Luke Jephcott is far and away their leading scorer, with 18 goals to his name this season, 16 in the League although he was dropped to the bench for that game at Lincoln after a barren run that had seen him fail to score in four whole games!! Joe Edwards is next in the scoring list with six goals including the 90th minute winner on Saturday.
The Pligrims are managed by Ryan Lowe, the former Bury manager has picked up an impressive 40 wins from 85 games in charge of the green and whites. Michael Cooper is an ever present in goal for them, he's kept the veteran Luke McCormick warming the bench this season, Kelland Watts has started every league game too, with the quality that is Danny Mayor appearing in 29 of the 31 league games.
We can trace our head to heads back to 1920, and a very even record between the two teams over the years, they have 25 wins to our 24 with 12 draws. At Northampton we have won 17 games to their 7 victories on our patch with five draws. We have won on the last two occasions we've played them at home, 3-1 in August 2019 thanks to a Ryan Watson penalty and two Andy Williams strikes, and in April 2018 we won 2-0 with goals from John-Joe O'Toole and a Sonny Bradley own goal. Their last win at Sixfields came in August 2015 when they won 2-0, a game where Josh Lelan was sent off for us and Sam Hoskins came off the bench to make just his fifth appearance in Cobblers colours, also coming off the bench was a certain Dominic Calvert-Lewin, a half-time replacement for Alfie Potter!
Earlier this season we fell to a 2-1 defeat at Home Park, a Kelland Watts goal four minutes from time games the Pilgrims the points after Ricky Korboa had equalised Frank Noubles opener. Nouble has since left to go back to Colchester albeit on loan.
We always beat Plymouth at home when we are in poor form don’t worry lads