>Leeds United (A) Preview…Survival Saturday looms…

It’s all down to one final day of the season and the Cobblers travel to Leeds hopeful that either other results go for them or that we gain the point needed ourselves. Carlisle and Brighton are waiting to pounce on any slip up and it should be a nervy afternoon at Elland Road in what is our biggest match for years.

Team News

Leeds midfielder Fabien Delph returns from a two game ban to take his place in the side. Robert Snodgrass is also set to come back into the team after recovering from an ankle injury.

Adebayo Akinfenwa is a doubt once more for the Cobblers after he started on the bench on Tuesday night. There are also doubts over Scott Vernon and Ryan Gilligan but Chris Doig definitely misses out.


Leeds are in good form going into the game and they’ll be looking to finish with a win to set them up for the playoffs. Last weekend a Jermaine Beckford goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win at Hartlepool.

The Cobblers were beaten on Tuesday night by MK Dons with Aaron Wilbraham scoring the only goal of the game in the first half.

Last Time Out…25/11/08…Cobblers 2-1 Leeds…

The Cobblers came up with a stunning late victory at Sixfields just a week after Leeds had beaten us 5-2 on our own ground in the FA. Cup First Round Replay. Liam Davis gave us an early lead before a Jermaine Beckford goal looked to give Leeds a point. But Reading loan man Nicholas Bignall headed home an 87th minute winner to win the game for the Cobblers.

Head to Head…Leeds v Cobblers…

Games Played: 9

Leeds Wins: 4

Draws: 3

Cobblers Wins: 2

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