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The referee signals the end of the game.
Jake Speight concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dunn. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Leon McKenzie. Shane Duff takes the free kick.
Ryan Gilligan fouled by Shane Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Gilligan takes the free kick.
Leon McKenzie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Shane Duff.
The offside flag is raised against Luke Oliver. Chris Dunn takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Leon McKenzie on Luke O'Brien, free kick awarded. Shane Duff takes the direct free kick.
Lee Bullock is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs from right wing, clearance by Steve Williams.
Michael Jacobs fouled by Steve Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Zesh Rehman booked for unsporting behaviour. Steve Guinan comes on in place of Billy Mckay. Liam Davis takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Mckay by Steve Williams. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.
Ben Tozer scores a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Northampton 2-0 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Billy Mckay.
Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Lee Bullock.
Tommy Doherty goes off and Leon Osborne comes on.
Foul by John Johnson on Luke Oliver, free kick awarded. Luke O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Jacobs takes a inswinging corner.
Tommy Doherty challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Hendrie.
Paul Rodgers goes off and Courtney Herbert comes on.
Paul Rodgers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien. The referee shows Paul Rodgers a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.
Foul by Paul Rodgers on Tommy Doherty, free kick awarded. Tommy Doherty restarts play with the free kick.
Leon McKenzie comes on in place of Kevin Thornton.
Tommy Doherty concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Thornton. Liam Davis takes the direct free kick.
Billy Mckay finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Bradford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Oliver on John Johnson. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke O'Brien, Chris Dunn makes a save.
Michael Jacobs fouled by Zesh Rehman, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.
Lee Hendrie on for Louis Moult.
The official flags Billy Mckay offside. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
Unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Zesh Rehman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Davis.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
It is the end of the first-half.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Mckay. Luke O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
The referee shows Lee Bullock a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Lee Bullock concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Thornton. Strike on goal comes in from Kevin Thornton from the free kick, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
Luke Oliver is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Michael Jacobs takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.
Foul by Ryan Gilligan on Jake Speight, free kick awarded. Zesh Rehman restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Shane Duff results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Davis.
Michael Jacobs takes the inswinging corner, Dave Syers manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Syers by Abdul Osman. Shane Duff restarts play with the free kick.
Dave Syers challenges Michael Jacobs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Thornton has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Jake Speight fouled by Paul Rodgers, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Doherty takes the free kick.
Luke O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Rodgers. Kevin Thornton crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Jon McLaughlin.
Abdul Osman is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Shane Duff.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thornton played to the near post.
Luke O'Brien decides to take a short corner.
Louis Moult has an effort at goal. Chris Dunn makes a save.
Zesh Rehman replaces Lewis Hunt.
Foul by Shane Duff on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Thornton, Jake Speight manages to make a clearance.
Luke Oliver is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.
Billy Mckay is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
The referee gets the game started.
Johnson a doubt for Cobblers
Northampton boss Ian Sampson will give John Johnson as much time as possible to prove his fitness for the visit of Bradford as his men return to league action after dumping Liverpool out of the Carling Cup.
The former Middlesbrough utility man took a knock in the final few minutes of the midweek shock at Anfield and had to be replaced.
Nathaniel Wedderburn is on standby after playing the final three minutes against Roy Hodgson's men.
Sampson is unlikely to make too many changes to his team following the unexpected result and that means Ben Tozer will continue at centre-back and Ryan Gilligan will continue in midfield despite needing surgery on an ankle injury.
The Cobblers will continue to be without skipper Craig Hinton and Tadhg Purcell who both have knee injuries, while Dean Beckwith has a thigh strain and Marcus Hall is doubtful with a hamstring problem.
Midfielder Lee Hendrie is hoping to make his first start for Bradford.
The former England international signed a short-term contract with the Bantams last week in time to make his debut off the bench in the home win over Gillingham.
Midfielder Tom Adeyemi, on loan from Norwich, is expected back among the substitutes after missing the last two games with a bruised toe while fellow midfielder David Syers has shaken off a back problem and is also in contention.
Striker Jake Speight was replaced at half-time last week as he struggled with illness but is expected to be fit while manager Peter Taylor must decide whether to start with 6ft 7in defender Luke Oliver up front again in a three-pronged strikeforce alongside Speight and Gareth Evans or Louis Moult.
If Oliver is employed as a forward in the continued absence of James Hanson (hamstring), Steve Williams will partner Shane Duff in central defence.
Skipper Simon Ramsden (calf) and Michael Flynn (hernia) are hoping to return within the next fortnight.
Cobblers crush Bantams
Second-half goals from Billy McKay and Ben Tozer earned Northampton their second successive home win as they comfortably beat a poor Bradford side 2-0.
Northampton created most of the chances in the first half, the influential Kevin Thornton twice going close with free-kicks while McKay missed a good chance after being set up by the midfielder.
Bradford offered little in the opening period and their best chance fell to Louis Moult who saw his snap-shot saved by Chris Dunn.
Steve Williams also went close when he headed wide from a free-kick.
McKay finally broke the deadlock in the 61st minute.
Tozer's free-kick into the box was headed down by Michael Jacobs and McKay pounced to grab his fourth goal of the campaign.
Tozer capped a solid performance when he ventured forward to double Northampton's lead in the 82nd minute, McKay heading the ball back for the on-loan Newcastle defender to hook into the roof of the net.
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