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Gray returns to Saints as injury cover

Saints have announced the signing of hooker Joe Gray as injury cover until October. The 30-year-old rejoins the club from Harlequins after eight years with the south-west London side. He made more than 150 appearances for Quins and lifted the...

10 August 2018 in Sport

Northants County Council CAN live within its means - commissioner

The man charged with the untangling the Byzantine financial affairs of Northamptonshire County Council says he believes the authority can drag itself back into the black. Tony McArdle is one of two commissioners sent in by the government after the...

10 August 2018 in Regional East

Collins ready to make his mark in massive year at Saints

For a few summers now, the season ahead has looked set to belong to Tom Collins. But every time it looks like Collins might manage to cement his place in Saints' first team, a knock-back comes. Whether it be due to injury or, more often than not, the...

10 August 2018 in Sport

Austin has plenty to ponder as Cobblers head to Brunton Park

Cobblers boss Dean Austin must decide whether to stick or twist when his team travel to Carlisle United on Saturday. Town dominated for long spells against Lincoln City last weekend, but they were hit with a Matt Green sucker punch early in the second...

10 August 2018 in Sport

Alleged arson forces Daventry woman to consider moving out of town

A Daventry woman says she's considering moving out of the town after her car was burnt in an alleged arson attack. Chloe Wilson was out when she received a call from a neighbour just after midnight on August 5 who told her her Ford Fiesta ST was in...

9 August 2018 in Regional East

Northants County Council cuts ‘hierarchy’ voted through at passionate county hall meeting

A key meeting on the financial future of Northamptonshire County Council was coloured by a political walk-out, furious debate and questions over who knew what about the authority’s precarious financial position. The county hall meeting this morning...

9 August 2018 in Regional East

FEATURE: Striker Williams unfazed by missed chances and remains confident the goals will flow

Given he was identified as the man to help solve Town’s goal shortage, Cobblers fans will be hoping Andy Williams rediscovers his scoring touch sooner rather than later. His record suggests there’s a strong chance he will too, but as debuts go, it’s...

9 August 2018 in Sport

LIVE BLOG: Crucial Northamptonshire County Council crisis meeting as it happens

Councillors are meeting at County Hall today to discuss how Northamptonshire County Council can meet a £70 million black hole in this year's budget. The meeting is set to start at 10.30am today and will see the authority debate an action plan to pull...

9 August 2018 in Regional East

Cobblers given McWilliams boost ahead of Carlisle trip

Cobblers have been handed a fitness boost with the news that midfielder Shaun McWilliams is not expected to be out for as long as first feared. The 19-year-old sustained a hamstring injury midway through the first-half in Saturday’s opener against...

9 August 2018 in Sport

Live League Two Transfer Deadline Day: Can Northampton Town expect any incomings on transfer deadline day

It’s Transfer Deadline Day, and clubs in League One and Two are already busy going about their business but will there be any action at Northampton Town? With the window set to slam shut in a matter of hours, expect plenty of deals to be finalised...

9 August 2018 in Sport

Mixed emotions for skipper Wakely after Steelbacks earn big win

Northants skipper Alex Wakely admitted his relief after his side broke their T20 duck by beating Derbyshire Falcons on Wednesday night. Wakely hit an unbeaten 23, teaming up with star of the show, Josh Cobb (73), as the Steelbacks chased down...

8 August 2018 in Sport

Yorkshire 'hopeful' of signing Northants star Duckett

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon says his county are 'hopeful' of completing the signing of Northants batsman Ben Duckett. Moxon has confirmed that Yorkshire have held talks with the 23-year-old, whose current contract is due to expire at...

8 August 2018 in Sport

Cobb stars again as Steelbacks end long wait for T20 win

Another brilliant display of power hitting by Josh Cobb ended the Steelbacks' long wait for a first Vitality Blast win of the season. Cobb followed up last Sunday's century against the Birmingham Bears with an explosive unbeaten 73, ensuring Northants...

8 August 2018 in Sport

Cobblers boss Austin unlikely to make any deadline day additions

Dean Austin appears to have no intention of joining the mad late dash for deadline day deals as clubs up and down the land look to push last-minute transfers across the line before Thursday’s 5pm cut-off. Instead, the primary focus for Austin and the...

8 August 2018 in Sport

Academy manager Gould to retire from full-time role at Cobblers

Cobblers Academy manager Trevor Gould will be retiring from his full-time role at the end of the month. Gould has decided to step back from full-time involvement after a long career in football that has seen him enjoy success as a player and a...

8 August 2018 in Sport

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