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Pirelli Stadium (ATT 2,857) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: B Malone

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K Langmead (og 60)
Z Diamond (80)

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A Nicholls (83)

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Last Updated: 28/09/12 12:33pm

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Platt: Set for Cobblers return

Platt: Set for Cobblers return

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Burton Albion and Northampton at the Pirelli Stadium.

Burton boss Gary Rowett will include loan signings Rob Kiernan and Adam Rooney in his squad.

Injuries forced Rowett into the transfer market this week, with defender Kiernan brought in from Wigan and winger Rooney borrowed from Swindon.

With Marcus Holness (hamstring) already sidelined, Nathan Stanton suffered an Achilles injury in the Capital One Cup defeat at Bradford on Tuesday night.

That left Zander Diamond as the only senior centre-back at the club - until Kiernan's arrival. On-loan Blackburn right-back Anthony O'Connor deputised for Stanton during the second half against Bradford.

Rooney will add to Rowett's options on the wing with Chris Palmer (ankle) and Jimmy Phillips (foot) also both currently injured.

Midfielder Jacques Maghoma and strikers Calvin Zola and Matthew Paterson could return to the starting line-up after they were rested in the cup in midweek.

Clive Platt is likely to return to the Northampton squad.

Platt did not feature against Chesterfield last weekend after being told by manager Aidy Boothroyd to rest his calf injury. The 34-year-old striker has been playing with the problem for a number of weeks.

"It might have been a different game if we'd had Clive on the bench to bring into it, but it was right that he rested it because it has been niggling him for a while," said Boothroyd, referring to the goalless stalemate against the Spireites. "He was desperate to play but I told him he couldn't. That shows you what characters we have got at the club."

Saturday's game at the Pirelli Stadium will be the last of Danny East's loan spell before he returns to parent club Hull. Boothroyd must decide whether to stick with East at right-back or recall John Johnson.

Giving little away regarding his team selection, the Town boss said: "Some players need to be brought back in, some deserve to be back in and sometimes people need shaking up, and that is the job that I've got."

Teenage midfielder Kemar Roofe is available for selection after arriving from West Brom on a month's loan on Thursday.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13