The Cobblers welcome Conference North side Fleetwood Town to Sixfields tomorrow afternoon and we’ll be desperately hoping for no headlines to be made. The magic of the cup returns but that means the chance of many an upset in this weekend’s fixtures and some will be looking to Fleetwood to provide a shock to Sammo and his men.
Dean Beckwith may return for the Cobblers while Pat Kanyuka is also pressing for a first team place after coming up to full fitness. Liam Davis could have the opportunity to play after his successful return from injury at Torquay last week but Courtney Herbert is cup tied after playing in a previous round with Long Buckby. John Johnson has received permission from parent club Middlesbrough to play in the game.
Steve Torpey suffers the same problem as Herbert and is also cup tied for the game but striker Adam Warlow could return.
This is set to be the first meeting between the sides with the visitors having won through two qualifying rounds to get to this stage of the competition. Vauxhall Motors and Kidderminster Harriers have been beaten on Town’s road to the first round proper. They reached the second round last season and narrowly went out to Hartlepool United so will hoping to at least match that this season.
Sammo has been on both ends of the giant killing spectrum in his playing days but hopefully tomorrow isn’t a game that brings us into the public attention for all the wrong reasons!