All eyes on rivals on blank weekend for Town

It’s a chance to relax this weekend with no game for the Cobblers as we wait to see how our relegation rivals get on instead. The negative is that there could be a three point gap between ourselves and the duo of Plymouth and Dagenham should they pick up maximum points but having crucially won on Tuesday night we could actually be lifted off the foot of the table without even kicking a ball.

That would happen if Dagenham lost by a couple of goals at home to high flying Cheltenham Town or if Plymouth suffered the same fate at Accrington. The Daggers have won three of their last four home games so they’ll be up for a battle with a Cheltenham side who will be looking for not only all the points but goals as they’re locked in the tightest of battles for top spot. The Robins were beaten at home by Torquay on Tuesday night and will be desperate to get back on track.

Up at Accrington, Plymouth will be gunning for only their second win of 2012 having drawn their last two at home to Southend and Barnet. Stanley are on the verge of a playoff place and having lost to promotion rivals Rotherham on Tuesday they will also be hoping for a maximum haul from the weekend. With sides like Hereford (who host Swindon), Bradford (who travel to Torquay) and Tuesday’s visitors to Sixfields Macclesfield Town (at home to Aldershot) can be dragged in if their poor form continues with the Silkmen on a dire run of six straight defeats.

There’s usually at least one team that gets dragged into the relegation battle and last season saw Lincoln drop like a stone and eventually go down on the final day so there’s still plenty of time for the same to happen this time! So as Aidy Boothroyd prepares for Tuesday night, we can all chill out and hopefully watch others crumble tomorrow afternoon!

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