Akinfenwa set for Cobblers return

Northampton boss Ian Sampson has confirmed striker Adebayo Akinfenwa will play in the League Two clash at Bradford despite not being fully fit.

Last Updated: 30/04/10 at 12:56

Akinfenwa: Playing through the pain

Akinfenwa: Playing through the pain

The top scorer returned from an ankle injury against Shrewsbury last weekend and helped the Cobblers to a 2-0 win which kept their play-off dreams alive and will again play through the pain barrier.

Sampson said: "Bayo hasn't trained all week but he will be available for Saturday.

"He is probably still only about 60% fit but it's just a case now of getting him through the games and hopefully he'll have the same impact at Bradford that he did against Shrewsbury.

"Bayo has got a real presence about him, his hold up play is good and I don't think any centre-half likes playing against him. Any team probably has a stand-out player and Bayo is ours."

Midfielder Luke Guttridge serves the third and final game of his ban while Andy Holt will shake off a heel problem to continue to fill in at centre-half.

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale  
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld  
Exeter v Torquay  
Fleetwood v Wycombe  
Hartlepool v Morecambe  
Mansfield v Cheltenham  
Newport v Burton Alb  
Northamptn v Portsmouth  
Plymouth v AFC W'don  
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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