Everything at stake for Northampton Town during this weekend's crucial clash against Blackpool

Blackpool could be the side that relegates Northampton Town when they take on the Cobblers at Sixfields this weekend.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:43 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 9:44 am

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There is plenty at stake for the Seasiders heading into their final three games of the season, with five points required to seal their spot in the League One play-offs.

But the Cobblers, who sit inside the bottom four, also have everything to play for.

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They're currently four points adrift of Wigan Athletic with just two games left to play, meaning a defeat against Neil Critchley's side will send them back to League Two.

Northampton, who face an away trip to Sunderland on the final day of the campaign, were promoted via the League Two play-offs last season.

The Cobblers are sweating over the fitness of their top scorer Ryan Watson, who picked up an injury during their 2-2 draw against Gillingham last weekend.

But interim boss Jon Brady is hopeful the nine-goal midfielder will be fit to face the Seasiders.

Northampton's Ryan Watson picked up a knock last week

"We will give him every opportunity,” Brady said.

“He didn’t train in the early part of the week but we will monitor him closely."

Peter Kioso is also being monitored as he continues to nurse a groin problem but Mickel Miller should be available after returning from a hamstring injury.

Jack Sowerby, Steve Arnold, Benny Ashley-Seal and Alan Sheehan remain sidelined.

"Our physio Nacho is doing a great job and he is certainly earning his money at the moment," Brady joked.

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