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The changing face of the Cobblers
Published : 01 Jul 2012 08:37:01
Northampton's opening day XI will be very different to the team that began last season
A goalless draw against Accrington Stanley at Sixfields was played out by the following side: Walker, Corker, Tozer, Webster, Johnson, Ofori-Twumasi, Davies, Turnbull, Jacobs, Robinson and Akinfenwa but only Tozer, Johnson, Jacobs and Akinfenwa were in the starting line-up for the final game of the campaign at Rotherham.
The team that walked out at the Don Valley Stadium will also be much-changed with Michael Jacobs' move to Derby and the exit of loan signings such as Blair Adams and those on short-term deals like Clarke Carlisle.
Much of Aidy Boothroyd's work in the transfer market last season was, of necessity, based on keeping Town in the Football League but after a huge turnover of players over the past couple of years the focus will now switch to building a side for the longer term.