>The Cobblers’ cause, in the chase for three vital points tomorrow afternoon at home to Port Vale, has been dented even more with several key injuries hitting the squad this week. Steve Guinan has undergone a double hernia operation and will be missing alongside Craig Hinton, Chris McCready, Luke Guttridge, Andy Holt, Abdul Osman and Liam Davis.
Port Vale have had a stop start season themselves this time out but welcome back Gareth Owen, fully kitted out with face mask to take on the Cobblers. A 2-0 home defeat to in form Morecambe last weekend left manager Mickey Adams fuming and he’ll be expecting full effort this time out so we can expect a fired up Vale side.
Both sides need the points at Sixfields and another depleted attendance is expected with Christmas round the corner so the players need to dig deep and grind out a win somehow, someway to warm our cockles as the freeze hits.