Relegation is never nice, and after finishing four points adrift of Rochdale in League One, Northampton Town know all about it this summer.
2017/18 was dismal for the Cobblers, their nickname perhaps rather aptly describing their performances as they slipped back into the basement division after only two seasons.
Their leading scorer bagged nine goals in all competitions, they conceded 77 goals, more than either of the teams below them, and they played with a disorganised lack of confidence as the season drew on. relegation was inevitable.
Whilst League Two is a different challenge, they’ll need to be extremely savvy when it comes to recruitment.
The last time they fell into the basement division it took seven seasons to get back up. They’re amongst the early favourites to achieve that, but without a solid summer of new arrivals, it will be a big ask.
FLW look at three players Northampton Town should look to capture fi they’re going to be amongst the promotion candidates this season.