STRIKE ONE! The news coming through this morning is that Tadhg Purcell, after making only a clutch of substitute appearances since joining in pre-season, is now going to be out for the entire season!
STRIKE TWO! Ryan Gilligan needs an operation on his ankle and will be missing until Christmas time.
STRIKE THREE! Marcus Hall has a hamstring injury and is out for a month.
Sammo is now frantically on the chase for new blood, particularly up front where we needed someone new even before the Purcell blow, so it looks like we’re in the Market for two new forwards. Gilligan’s energy will be sorely missed but we at least have decent cover with the likes of Thornton, Wedderburn, Osman etc who can fill in. Paul Rodgers will be coming in at left back with Charlie Death his back up.
Worrying times then as we head for Aldershot on Saturday, one of the toughest away games in the league, without three key players.
The Cobblers boss has said that funds for wages are available because of the cup run so fingers crossed there are still some loans and freebies to be had. Start the hunt Sammo!