Cobblers pair miss Shakers clash

Northampton will be without Dean Beckwith and Abdul Osman as they prepare for the make-or-break visit of Bury in League Two on Saturday.

Last Updated: 07/05/10 at 14:37

Beckwith: Suspended

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Centre-half Beckwith was sent off in last weekend's defeat at Bradford and serves a one-match suspension while Osman pulled a thigh muscle at Valley Parade and will miss out.

Manager Ian Sampson said: "Abdul Osman pulled his thigh against Bradford so that's probably the end of his season.

"We probably should have taken him off on Saturday but he picked up the injury with 15 minutes to go and we didn't have any subs left by that point."

Midfielder Luke Guttridge does return from a three-game ban of his own and is a ready-made replacement for Osman while Craig Hinton is likely to return in defence to replace Beckwith.

The Cobblers have no other injuries as they look for a win which could see them sneak into the play-offs if other results go their way.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Burton Alb v Cambridge Utd  
Dag + Red v Exeter  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Bury v Tranmere  
Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
Hartlepool v Carlisle  
Mansfield v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Newport  
Plymouth v Shrewsbury  
Southend v Morecambe  
Stevenage v Luton Town  

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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