Wanted man reaches Cobblers century

02 May 2012 08:02
Michael Jacobs will make his 100th appearance for Northampton Town this weekend

The final game of the 2011/12 season could also be the last in a Northampton shirt for the midfielder, a target for Championship clubs Ipswich Town and Derby County.

Jacobs, who made his debut in October 2009, has scored 15 times in his 99 games to date for the club.

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Teenage striker Lewis Wilson meanwhile has done enough in his first few months at the club to be handed a one-year contract at Sixfields.

"He has a lot of ability, a fantastic attitude and he has a real willingness to learn," Aidy Boothroyd told the official NTFC website having seen Wilson score on his full debut against Gillingham last weekend.

Will Wilson still be a team-mate of Clarke Carlisle next season? The experienced defender certainly hopes so having had a 'phenomenal' time with the Cobblers since linking up with his old boss Boothroyd at the end of January.

"Aidy is a consummate man-manager," said Carlisle, speaking to BBC Northampton.

"He knows how to drag the best out of a player. He knows when to put his arm around them, he knows when to encourage and when to chastise. He's got the balance perfect.

"He's a meticulous man. That's a sign of an outstanding manager and it's been a pleasure to come and work with him again."