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In focus: Northampton Town

Ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One campaign, mkdons.com takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season...

11 June 2017

Next up is Northampton, who finished just four places below the Dons in the Sky Bet League One table last season.

CLUB
Founded: 1897

Nickname: Cobblers

Stadium: Sixfields Stadium (Capacity 7,700)

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

Home colours: Claret shirts, white shorts, claret socks

Website: www.ntfco.uk
Twitter: @ntfc
Facebook: NorthamptonTownFC
Instagram: @officiallyntfc
Snapchat: officiallyntfc
YouTube: officiallyntfc

FIRST TEAM 

Manager

Name: Justin Edinburgh

Age: 47

Nationality: English

Previous clubs (footballer): Southend United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth

Previous clubs (manager): Billericay Town, Fisher Athletic, Grays Athletic, Rushden & Diamonds, Newport County, Gillingham

Honours (player): League Two promotion (Southend United, 1989/1990), FA Cup winner (Tottenham Hotspur, 1990/1991), EFL Cup (Tottenham Hotspur, 1998/1999)

Honours (manager): Isthmian League play-off winner (Fisher Athletic, 2005/06), National League play-off winner (Newport County, 2012/13), National League Manager of the Year 2012/13

Key and notable players
Captain: Marc Richards

Top appearance maker (2016/17): David Buchanan, 53

Top goalscorer (2016/17): Marc Richards, 13

Player of the Year (2016/17): Zander Diamond (since joined Mansfield Town)

Longest-serving player: Marc Richards (3 years in second spell)

Other notable players: Brendan Moloney, John-Joe O’Toole, Daniel Powell, Alex Revell



Last season
League position: 16th, Sky Bet League One (W14, D11, L21, P53, GF 60, GA 73)

FA Cup: Round 2

Carrabao Cup: Round 3

Checkatrade Trophy: Group stage

Transfers
In: Daniel Powell (MK Dons), George Smith (Gateshead), Sam Foley (Port Vale), Leon Barnett (Bury), Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town)

Out: Adam Smith, Neal Eardley, Zander Diamond (Mansfield Town), Emmanuel Sonupe, Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town), Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham), Rod McDonald (Coventry City)

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Head to head
Dons wins: 7
Last Dons win: 5-3, 21st January 2017 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Dons win: 3-0, 19th January 2016 (Stadium MK)

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

Northampton wins: 2
Last Northampton win: 3-2, 4th September 2016 (Sixfields)
Biggest Northampton win: 3-2, 4th September 2016 (Sixfields)

Played for both
Nathan Abbey, George Baldock, Dean Bowditch, Ben Harding, Lee Harper, Jonny Hayes, Richard Johnson, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Carl Magnay, Nick McKoy, Izale McLeod, Lee Nicholls, Clive Platt, Alex Revell, Allan Smart, Danny Swailes, Adam Watts

207/18 MATCHES
Fixtures will be released on Wednesday 21st June.

Watch the Dons take on Northampton Town at Stadium MK in 2017/18, as well as 22 other Sky Bet League opponents, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from just £34.23 a month; over-65s from £22 a month and under-21s from £15.08 a month while under-18s are able to enjoy the full 2017/18 campaign from just £3.06 a month.

The Under-12s go FREE offer also remains, meaning the Club’s youngest supporters can watch all 23 home league matches in 2017/18 for FREE when they become a Young Dons member.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium 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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In Focus 2017/18:

Gillingham


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