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Who are ya? Northampton Town
Nickname: The Cobblers
How to get there: By Car: From Gillingham, get onto the A2 and then the M25 anti-clockwise. Leave the M25 at Junction 21A, the M1. Leave the M1 at Junction 15A. Follow signs to Northampton and the ground is approximately two miles away on the right. Distance from Priestfield: 108 miles. Approximate time: 2hrs 1min
Nearest station: Northampton.
Last five games v Gillingham:
24/08/04: League Cup Round 1 – Gillingham (Sidibe) 1-2 Northampton (Sabin, McGleish)
13/02/99: Division Two – Northampton 0-1 Gillingham (Smith)
08/09/98: Division Two – Gillingham (Smith 2 (1 pen)) 2-3 Northampton (Hunter, Corazzin, Spedding)
24/02/98: Division Two – Gillingham (Butters (pen)) 1-0 Northampton
18/10/97: Division Two – Northampton (Gayle, Heggs) 2-1 Gillingham (Akinbiyi)
All-time record v the Gills:
Gills wins: 35
Northampton wins: 47
Remember me? John Gorman. Manager Gorman took charge of the Gills for one game in November 2004 as he stepped into the breach left by Andy Hessenthaler’s resignation. He had been first-team coach at Priestfield but then withdrew from the running to be Gills boss and went to Wycombe, where he did well before joining the Cobblers this summer.
Man to watch: Scott McGleish. A one time transfer target for the Gills, McGleish penned a new two-year deal with the Cobblers this summer. Top scorer last season and will be hoping to continue the good form he has shown for the club at this higher level.
2006/07 prospects: Key players and manager Colin Calderwood have all left Sixfields this summer and they will need to add more new faces before the season starts. They should have enough quality to avoid the drop, but a top half finish is unlikely.