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Northampton v Sutton preview and squad news

30 September 2021

Match Previews

Northampton v Sutton preview and squad news

30 September 2021

After recording a convincing win against Carlisle last week, Sutton begin a run of four games against sides currently in the top ten in League Two this Saturday with a first visit to the Sixfields home of Northampton Town. We will be playing in green.

Northampton currently lie in 5th place as they look to regain the League One place they lost at the end of last season, although in the form table of the last six games U's are one place above them. They have been beaten once at home, by Rochdale but have beaten Scunthorpe and Port Vale, and drawn with Swindon.

Striker Nicke Kabamba will be a familiar name to U's supporters having faced us for both Havant & Waterlooville and Hartlepool, while the leading scorer this season is defender Jon Guthrie, who has scored three from centre back.

Sutton have Tobi Sho-Silva and goalkeeper Brad House out through injury, and manager Matt Gray has signed Harry Palmer on a month's contract to cover in goal while Brad is injured. The 26-year-old was most recently with Billericay and last season had spells with Yeovil and Ebbsfleet, and has a wealth of experience in the non-league game. Also back in the squad is Adam Lovatt, who has returned at the end of his month's loan at Tonbridge. Matt comments on the signing of Harry, and Adam's return, in an interview which will appear in the video news gallery later.

Saturday's referee is Rebecca Welch, who became the first female referee to be appointed to the Football League list last season.

Our supporters' accommodation will be in the South Stand, and if you haven't already bought a ticket you can do so from the Club Shop on Friday morning between 10am and 12 noon. Advance purchase ticket costs are:
Adults: £22; Senior (over 65) £18; Under 21 £18; Under 18 £10; Under 7 Free. Carers are admitted free with a paying disability spectator from the relevant category. On the day prices rise by £2 in each category, and tickets can be bought (card payment only) at the away ticket cabin.

The Supporters' Club coach will leave at 10.45am, and is fully booked.

The Sixfields Stadium, post code NN5 5QA is easily accessed from the M1, leaving at junction 15A and following the A5123 and A5076 to the junction with the A4500. Parking is available on site, price £4. Note that Northampton Saints, the town's Rugby Union team, have a home Premiership game on Saturday kicking off at 2pm which may make traffic around the ground heavy.

Northampton station is served by a reasonably frequent service from Euston, taking about an hour, and you can get a taxi to the ground or bus number 15.

If you can't get to the game there is an audio commentary on our IFollow system, and you can buy a match pass for £2.50 here. Monthly (£4.49) and seasonal (£45) passes are also available.


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