Chris Dunn may be forced to play through the pain and return this weekend between the sticks for the crucial home game with Stevenage. Dunn has had his stitches removed after a painful collision during the home game with Bury threatened to end his season.
But with Steve Collis taken off on Saturday, Dun looks likely to return wearing a protective mask a la Petr Cech to help his side in the bid for safety. Paul Walker, who came on at Edgeley Park, is available but it would be a bit like throwing him to the lions in a game that the Cobblers desperately need to win to protect their league status.
Leon McKenzie’s latest injury looks like keeping him out for the season and could well end his time with the Cobblers with his contract set to expire in the summer.