>Cheltenham Town vs Northampton Town
Saturday, October 9th 2010
After a week’s rest for the first time in a while, it’s back t the action tomorrow with a tricky trip to Cheltenham Town. I was surprised to see, when checking out the head to heads this week, that the Cobblers are unbeaten in four games at Whaddon Road – a ground that started off as a real curse to any visiting Northampton sides.
The Robins are reasonably placed in League Two and recorded a fine win at Aldershot last weekend to leap into the top half of the table. Manager Mark Yates will be sweating on the fitness of Wes Thomas and JJ Melligan though with both set for late fitness tests.
Dean Beckwith returns to the Cobblers squad after shaking off his thigh injury but Courtney Herbert will be out for a couple of weeks having injured his calf this week. Sammo has said that the side need to get tougher after an aerial assault by Macclesfield sent us home pointless last week so we have to hope that we can add that strength to our passing game.
It’s big game territory already with a win taking us further from danger at the wrong end but defeat creating more than a few worried brows before the visit of bottom club Herford next Saturday.