The Opposition: Northampton Town

Grimsby Town look to return to winning ways as they welcome Northampton Town to Blundell Park in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday (3pm).

Michael Jolley’s side are now without a win in four games after falling to a 4-1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Tuesday.

And the Mariners will be aiming to earn their first win in five games, and reach 50 points in the process, as they face 11th-placed Northampton Town this weekend.

But the Cobblers, who are unbeaten in their last seven league games, will provide a tough test for Town as they search for their fifth consecutive league win.

Last five league results

Grimsby Town: W, D, L, L, L

Northampton Town: D, W, W, W, W

One to watch: Andy Williams

Striker Andy Williams is the Cobblers’ top scorer this season, with nine goals so far in the current campaign.

The 32-year-old scored five goals in a run of five games between November and December for the Cobblers, including the opener in the 2-2 draw with Town at Sixfields Stadium.

The ex-Doncaster Rovers and Swindon Town centre-forward has scored 114 career league goals, and he will be looking to add to that tally against the Mariners on Saturday.

Last starting XI

Curle went with a 4-5-1 formation on Tuesday as substitute Joe Powell struck late to secure a 1-0 win over Newport County at Sixfields Stadium.

David Cornell was in goal, with a back four of Charlie Goode, Ash Taylor, Aaron Pierre, and David Buchanan.

Sam Hoskins, John-Joe O’Toole, Jordan Turnbull, Sam Foley, and Daniel Powell made up the midfield, with Andy Williams as the lone striker.

Last time out: Northampton Town 2-2 Grimsby Town

Striker Harry Cardwell scored his first professional EFL Sky Bet League Two goal for the Mariners in a hectic clash with Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium in November.

Charles Vernam also bagged for Town, who ended with 10 men after defender Danny Collins was sent off in the 86th minute.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with the Cobblers at Blundell Park.


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