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In focus: Northampton Town

7 June 2016

Club News

In focus: Northampton Town

7 June 2016

Ahead of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign, takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season.

First up is Northampton Town, who earned their place in the third tier of the English Football League after winning League Two last season.

Founded: 1897
Nickname: Cobblers
Mascot: Clarence the Dragon
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium (Capacity 7,724)
Home colours: Claret shirts, white shorts, claret socks

Twitter: @ntfc
Facebook: Northampton Town Football Club

Rob Page took charge of Northampton Town this summer following the departure of Chris Wilder to Sheffield United. Page moves to Sixfields from Port Vale, whom he guided to a 12th-place finish in League One last season.

Key and notable players
John-Joe O’Toole was named the Cobblers’ Player of the Year in 2015/16, while fellow midfielder Ricky Holmes was nominated for the League Two Player of the Season award.

Striker Marc Richards finished last season as top goalscorer with 18 goals to his name, while goalkeeper Adam Smith and key defenders David Buchanan, Zander Diamond and Brendan Maloney were part of the fourth-best defence in the division.

Last season
Northampton Town were crowned champions of League Two after finishing on 99 points – 13 more than second-placed Oxford United.

The Cobblers lost just five times in 2015/16 and scored a whopping 82 goals which was the second-highest total in the division.

Right-back Aaron Phillips became Northampton’s first summer signing when he agreed to move to Sixfields on a three-year deal. The 22-year-old was released by Coventry City at the end of the season after making a total of 61 appearances for the Sky Blues.

In terms of outgoings, Cobblers lost midfielder Danny Rose to League Two side Portsmouth after he turned down a deal to remain in Northamptonshire. Winger Nicky Adams has also left the newly-promoted side and will join Carlisle United from 1st July.

Head to head
Dons wins: 6
Last Dons win: 3-0, 19 Jan 2016 (Stadium MK)
Biggest win: 3-0, 19 Jan 2016 (Stadium MK)

Last draw: 2-2, 9 Jan 2016 (Sixfields)
Draws: 1

Biggest win: 1-0, 4 Sep 2012 (Sixfields)
Last Northampton win: 1-0, 4 Sep 2012 (Sixfields)
Northampton wins: 1

The fixtures for the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign will be announced at 9am on Wednesday 22 June.
2016/17 MATCHES

Former Dons

Watch MK Dons take on Northampton Town at Stadium MK in 2016/17, as well as 22 other home League One matches, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from £28 a month while under-21s can enjoy the full campaign from just £12.34 a month. Under-18 Season Tickets are priced from only £2.50 a month and under-12s can go FREE with a Young Dons membership.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST

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