>Go for goals must be the message from Sammo ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s game with Stockport County at Sixfields. The Hatters have the worst goal difference in League Two ahead of the weekend and have suffered three 5-0 defeats in the past month. No better time for Leon McKenzie to shake off his injury then and return to boost the Cobblers’ attack after missing the game at Hillsbrough last weekend.
John Johnson is also expected to come back into the side and apart from Tadhg Purcell Sammo has a full squad to choose from. Craig Hinton and Steve Guinan have both gone out on loan to Luton and Forest Green Rovers respectively with Guinan’s move apparently looking to become permanent come January.
For County, Matty Mainwaring is still around a month away from recovery whilst Danny Swailes is another long term absentee. But the main concern for Paul Simpson is his leaky defence and he’ll be just as keen to turn things around as Sammo will be.
It could make for a passionate game between two struggling sides and so long as the 9:30am pitch inspection goes to plan then there’s a real chance for one of us to start the Christmas season off in style.