Promotion-chasing Northampton Town take on struggling Stevenage at Sixfields this afternoon, looking for a win which could send them into the Sky Bet League Two automatic promotion places.
The hosts have won three of their last four league games, and have lost just one of their eight matches, while Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage have one win in eight, but are unbeaten in their last three league games.
Here’s three things to look out for ahead of the League Two clash:
1) The in-form Marc Richards
33 year-old striker Marc Richards will certainly be a threat that Stevenage will have to compete with and nullify is they are to get a result this afternoon.
The former Port Vale striker has scored three goals in his last four appearances, and has eight for the season in all competitions, thus building on an impressive goalscoring record which has been evident throughout his career.
2) Stevenage’s winless away record
Sheringham is yet to get maximum points away from home in his short spell as Stevenage boss.
His side have only managed to get four points away from home in seven outings. Despite this, the Hertfordshire-based side did pick up an impressive point at Fratton Park on Tuesday night, this after a decent point away at Exeter City the week before.
It seems that Stevenage are getting tough to beat away from home, and it’ll likely be the same this afternoon.
3) Stevenage’s record at Sixfields
In three attempts, Stevenage haven’t managed to win at Sixfields.
In fact, every time they’ve made the trip to Northampton, they’ve lost – the latest of which came in November of last year, where a Richards goal was enough to give the Cobblers a 1-0 win.
Chris Wilder’s side will be hoping to take advantage of this record when the two lock horns this afternoon.
Northampton and Stevenage fans… who do you think will be victorious this afternoon at Sixfields? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!