>Challenge back on if Robins are seen off

Following a thunder bolt of a winner in an otherwise scrappy game on Monday we welcome Cheltenham Town to Sixfields tomorrow still trying desperately to break away from the bottom half of the League Two table. The Robins have been significantly improving this season though and what would have been a must win around this time last year is now a tricky encounter.

Cheltenham have rose into seventh and are the third highest scorers in the league away from home with nineteen goals on the road so PFA Player of the Month for December Dunny will have to be on his guard! At the other end of the pitch, Leon McKenzie should be fit to play after missing Monday’s game but Ryan Jarvis has returned to Leyton Orient. Ben Tozer has extended his Cobblers loan contract until the end of the season and the defensive situation is backed up more by the fact that Craig Hinton returns from his loan spell at Luton to rejoin the squad. Abdul Osman, meanwhile, makes a landmark 100th club appearance should he play.

One man who looks likely to miss out on a Sixfields return is Josh Low who is suffering from a hamstring injury which could force him out of the game and a potential bruising battle with Andy Holt on that side of the pitch!

It should be a bit more open tomorrow then on Monday and here’s hoping that plays into our hands. That top half is looming large and if we can sneak in tomorrow then you really have to believe that we’re back challenging for the playoffs. First things first though…

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