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NORTHAMPTON TOWN vs CHELTENHAM TOWN

COCA COLA LEAGUE ONE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH 2008
And so its finally arrived. The start of the new season is upon us as Cheltenham Town visit Sixfields tomorrow afternoon. The Robins narrowly escaped relegation last season but will be a stiff test for Stuart Gray’s side.

Team News
Gray will be without new signing Abdul Osman who serves a one game suspension, carried over from his time at Gretna. But Liam Davis, Leon Constantine and Luke Guttridge debuts. Giles Coke is struggling to be fit with an ankle injury but Adebayo Akinfenwa should make the squad after playing in a behind closed doors friendly this week.

Shane Duff should play after recovering from a thigh strain but midfielder Scott Brown remains a doubt. Michael Townsend should return for the Robins after being on the sidelines through a lengthy illness.

Recent Meetings

29/03/08: CHELTENHAM 1-1 COBBLERS
Steven Gillespie fired Cheltenham in front in the first half but Giles Coke volleyed home in the second half to give us a share of the spoils.

20/10/07: COBBLERS 2-1 CHELTENHAM
Andy Kirk gave the Cobblers the lead but Damian Spencer equalises five minutes into the second half. With ten minutes to go, Ryan Gilligan scored to win it.

26/12/06: COBBLERS 2-0 CHELTENHAM
A double from Scott McGleish gives us a comfortable home win on boxing day.

26/09/06: CHELTENHAM 0-2 COBBLERS
Goals from Andy Kirk and Scott McGleish seal our first win at Whaddon Road.

11/02/06: CHELTENHAM 3-1 COBBLERS
The Cobblers are well beaten at Whaddon Road as Steve Guinan, Kayode Odejayi and John Melligan score. Scott McGleish gets a late consolation.

24/09/05: COBBLERS 1-2 CHELTENHAM
Two goals from Kayode Odejayi either side of an Ian Taylor striker gives The Robins a Sixfields victory.

Head to Head…Cobblers v Robins…
Games Played: 14
Cobblers Wins: 5
Draws: 3
Cheltenham Wins: 6

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