Shrewsbury Town v Northampton Town
Saturday, September 18th 2010
Time to play for your Anfield places will surely be the message from Sammo tomorrow afternoon as we travel to joint league leaders Shrewsbury Town. With the first win of the season under our belt we can finally look forward and with the trip to Anfield looming the players should be well up for the trip to the New Meadow.
Last season Sammo, in one of his first games in charge, saw his side go down 3-0 at the Meadow and this one will see how far we’ve come in the twelve months since.
The Shrews will be without Benjamin Van Den Broek with an ankle injury sustained in a reserve game against Preston North End keeping him out for up to eight weeks.
Marcus Hall is still likely to be missing for the Cobblers but Ryan Gilligan should play through the pain once more. I expect to see Kevin Thornton get a nod in midfield as well with the enigmatic former Coventry man putting in an excellent shift against Southend.
With six wins from nine games this season, Shrewsbury are going to be a massively tough opponent but with confidence growing in camp Cobblers we have every chance of springing a surprise!