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

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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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Saturday, 27 September 2014
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Accrington v Plymouth  
Burton Alb v Cheltenham  
Carlisle v Tranmere  
Dag + Red v York City  
Exeter v Bury  
Hartlepool v Portsmouth  
Luton Town v Oxford Utd  
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Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bury 9 9 20
2 Burton Alb 9 3 19
3 Wycombe 9 6 18
4 Southend 9 4 17
5 Morecambe 9 4 16
6 Shrewsbury 9 5 15
7 Cheltenham 9 2 15
8 Mansfield 9 0 15
9 Northamptn 9 4 14
10 AFC W'don 9 3 14
11 Portsmouth 9 2 14
12 Plymouth 9 4 13
13 Luton Town 9 -1 12
14 Cambridge Utd 9 3 11
15 Stevenage 9 -3 11
16 Newport 9 -2 10
17 Accrington 9 -6 10
18 Tranmere 9 -1 9
19 York City 9 -2 9
20 Exeter 9 -4 9
21 Dag + Red 9 -6 8
22 Oxford Utd 9 -2 7
23 Hartlepool 9 -9 7
24 Carlisle 9 -13 3

Updated Sat, 20 Sep 2014

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