>Changes expected in Carling Cup

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Northampton Town v Brighton and Hove Albion
Carling Cup
Tuesday, August 10th 2010

Well it can’t get much worse can it?! The 3-0 defeat on the opening day to Torquay was the worst possible start to the season but there’s a quick chance to turn things around as the Cobblers take on League One Brighton in tonight’s Carling Cup First Round. Sammo has admitted that he maybe picked the wrong side on Saturday and will no doubt make changes this evening.

Michael Jacobs is one of those likely to come in after a bright second half appearance at Plainmoor whilst Tadhg Purcell should make his full debut.

Brighton got off to a much better start to their season, winning 2-1 at last season’s playoff finalists Swindon Town with Matt Sparrow scoring both of the Albion goals. Manager Gus Poyet could also ring the changes though after a tough battle at the County Ground left one or two players with minor knocks that the Albion manager would rather not risk getting worse. Meanwhile, Gordon Greer sits out the final game of a suspension after being sent off in last seasons’ playoff semi final for Swindon whilst Glenn Murray will also serve one last game on the sidelines.

So it’s anyone’s guess on the line-ups for this evening but with a nice little incentive of a bigger club in Round Two there’s plenty to play for. Fingers crossed that the Cobblers can get the season going sooner rather than later…and what better than a mini upset to kick start the campaign?!

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