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Match Preview: Pools Set to Host Northampton

8 March 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools Set to Host Northampton

8 March 2023

After two hard-fought draws, Hartlepool United have their sights set on three points as Northampton Town come to the Suit Direct Stadium on Saturday (3pm KO).

The Opposition

Northampton are fourth in League Two, just a point off the automatic promotion places after winning 16 of their 34 games this season. Led by manager Jon Brady, the Cobblers' side features plenty of quality throughout.

Former Sunderland 'keeper Lee Burge features between the sticks, former Pools loanee Tyler Magloire plays in defence, one-time Manchester United midfielder Josh Harrop has been with the side since December 2022, and D'Margio Phillips features in attack.

The History

The sides have met 70 times previously, with Pools winning 25 times, Northampton winning 30 times, and 15 matches ending in a draw. Earlier this season, Northampton won 2-1 despite Josh Umerah's strike.

Team News

Tom Crawford and Josh Umerah are both in contention for Saturday, with the latter touch and go according to John Askey. Alex Lacey remains sidelined, while the match may also come too early for Dan Dodds.

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