Fleetwood Town vs Northampton Town preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line ups and ones to watch
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: Jamille Matt of Fleetwood Town looks to play the ball watched by Mathias Kouo-Doumbe of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Fleetwood Town and Northampton Town at Highbury Stadium on February 15, 2014 in Fleetwood, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Fleetwood Town host Northampton Town at Highbury Stadium with both sides still looking for their first win of the new year.

The host's last outing was a 0-0 draw away at Wigan Athletic whilst the visitors lost 2-1 to Lincoln City at the weekend. 

These two sides met earlier on in the season where the Cobblers edged it with a 1-0 win.

  • Team news

Adam Long isn't expected to feature for Fleetwood after picking up an ankle injury against Rochdale whilst keeper Joel Coleman is still sidelined with a long-term injury.

Northampton boss Keith Curle has no fresh injury concerns.

New signing Peter Kioso, who has singed from Luton Town until the end of the season, will not feature after the deal was done after the deadline for players to play.  

  • Predicted lineups

Fleetwood:

Leutwiler, Andrew, Mulgrew, Connolly, Edwards, Rossiter, Finley, Burns, Morris, Camps, Madden.

Northampton:

Arnold, Harriman, Bolger, Sowerby, Marshall, Missilou, Watson, Mills, Hoskins, Warburton, Ashley-Seal.

  • Ones to watch 

Striker Paddy Madden got himself an assist in the Fishermen's last game and the 30-year-old has five goals and four assists in 21 league appearances. 

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Although some may have expected a few more goals this season, Fleetwood's ‘Mr Reliable’ is crucial to the attack and is looking for his 50th goal for the club in what will be his 140th appearance. 

Just like their opponents, Northampton's attack hasn't quite been putting up the numbers some would have wanted. However, Sam Hoskins has been a mainstay in the side this season.

His three goals and four assists in 22 league games have been a big part of Northampton going forward.

His career stats, 51 goals and 31 assists in 299 games, show he knows what to do in an attacking phase of play and his presence on the right-hand side is crucial for Curle, who will be hoping his winger gets a winner in his 300th career appearances. 

  • Previous meetings 

Northampton edged their first meeting this season which comes as a bit of a surprise. Fleetwood have won four of the last six meetings between the two sides, with the Cobblers winning one and one game resulting in a draw.  

  • How to watch

The game will be available to all UK fans via the streaming platform iFollow at a cost of £10 with kick-off time 7:45 pm. 

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