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Kelvin Langmead is shown a red card for second bookable offence.
Kelvin Langmead goes into the book.
Ashley Corker on for Greg Kaziboni.
Carl Martin fouled by Jason Crowe, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Jason Crowe a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lee Bell.
Jake Robinson goes off and Greg Kaziboni comes on.
Unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Andy Holt results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Lowry.
Andy Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Moore. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
Max Clayton on for Wes Fletcher. Ajay Leitch-Smith leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Miller.
Arron Davies decides to take a short corner.
Corner taken by Arron Davies, clearance by Byron Moore.
Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.
Jake Robinson produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Jamie Lowry concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. The referee cautions Jamie Lowry for unsporting behaviour. Andy Holt takes the free kick.
Byron Moore grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Northampton 1-1 Crewe.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies, free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Holt on David Artell. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
Foul by John Johnson on Jamie Lowry, free kick awarded. Jamie Lowry restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Jake Robinson offside. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Fletcher on Michael Jacobs. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Holt on Byron Moore. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Saido Berahino results in a free kick. Nick Powell restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nick Powell.
Carl Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Saido Berahino. Jason Crowe restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Nick Powell from the right by-line, save by Sam Walker.
The official flags Saido Berahino offside. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.
Byron Moore fouled by Andy Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nick Powell.
Nick Powell fouled by Saido Berahino, the ref awards a free kick. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Holt on Nick Powell. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nick Powell.
Adebayo Akinfenwa grabs a headed goal from close in. Northampton 1-0 Crewe.Assist by Andy Holt.
Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Lee Bell, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies from the right by-line, clearance made by Steve Phillips.
Boothroyd starts at Sixfields
Aidy Boothroyd takes charge of Northampton for the first time when Crewe visit Sixfields.
The former Watford, Colchester and Coventry manager was appointed as Gary Johnson`s successor on November 30 but Town have not had a game since his arrival due to their FA Cup first-round exit at the hands of non-league Luton.
Boothroyd, who will be without defenders Byron Webster (foot), Nana Ofori-Twumasi (knee) and winger Lewis Young (hamstring), insists he will not make too many changes from the side that goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers picked against Plymouth during his solitary game in temporary charge.
Boothroyd`s arrival means previously frozen-out squad members like midfielder Nathaniel Wedderburn and striker Tadhg Purcell are now back training with the main group and looking forward to a new lease of life at Sixfields.
"I won't be making any massive changes," said Boothroyd. "Jonno (John Johnson) will stay as captain if he's selected and if he's not, then I will pick another one.
"It's a clean sheet for all the players because I haven't seen us play yet so for me it's about seeing us put into practice what we've been working on in training."
Crewe captain David Artell is set to win his fitness battle in time to face the struggling Cobblers.
The Railwaymen centre-back has trained intermittently this week due to an ongoing Achilles complaints, but is set to be retained in boss Steve Davis' backline.
Fellow defender Ashley Westwood is the only absentee in a fully-fit squad as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension following his dismissal in the FA Cup first-round defeat to Colchester.
Midfielder Luke Murphy returns to contention after spending time on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
FA Cup second-round weekend brought an enforced break for Crewe, but they enter the trip to Sixfields in good spirits having recorded back-to-back league wins over Morecambe and Hereford.
Boothroyd denied debut win
Aidy Boothroyd had to settle for a point in his first game in charge of struggling Northampton as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Crewe at Sixfields.
Having gone eight games without a win, Northampton looked to be heading for a welcome three points after top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa gave them the first half lead.
But Byron Moore cancelled it out midway the second half as Crewe maintained their recent good run.
Akinfenwa gave Cobblers a 16th minute lead, heading home his eighth goal of the season and the 100th of his career from Andy Holt's long throw-in. But, apart from the goal, neither side created much in the way of chances in the first half although it took a smart save from Sam Walker to tip Moore's low drive around the post in the 37th minute.
Northampton had a couple of chances to increase their lead in the second half with Michael Jacobs curling a shot wide and Aaron Davies seeing a volley deflected for a corner.
But Crewe equalised in the 61st minute when Ajay Leitch-Smith created the opening for Moore to beat Walker at his near post with a low drive.
Cobblers went close to regaining the advantage when Kelvin Langmead headed a Jacobs' corner against the bar in the 70th minute.
That was the closest Northampton came to a winner and they finished the game with 10 men after Langmead received a second caution in the 88th minute.
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