Next up: Darlington

10 March 2010 09:39
League Two's bottom club are the visitors to Sixfields this weekend The Quakers are seemingly destined for the drop despite some improved displays in 2010 but will make Northampton fight all the way if Ian Sampson's side are to take a crucial three points in their play-off push. "We know we've been knocking on the door with our performances," said boss Steve Staunton after seeing his men hold Bury to a 1-1 draw at Gigg Lane in midweek. Recent signing Tadgh Purcell will be the man to watch for the Cobblers defence. The 25-year-old Irishman has netted 7 goals in 11 league games including the opening goal at the Northern Echo Arena in late January from which Northampton recovered to win 2-1.