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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,607) 13th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Bond

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Huws: Set for Cobblers bow

Huws: Set for Cobblers bow

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Northampton and Exeter at Sixfields Stadium.

On-loan midfielder Emyr Huws is primed for his Northampton debut.

The 19-year-old has been borrowed from Premier League champions Manchester City until January, with Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd hailing the move as a big coup for his League Two side.

It is not certain he will acquire a starting berth against the Grecians, though, as Boothroyd was impressed with the XI which defeated Colchester 2-1 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

The ex-Watford boss admitted it was difficult to change a winning team in his pre-match press conference, but the return of Danny East and Clive Platt could force his hand.

Defender East missed out against the U's due to a shoulder injury and must pass a late fitness test before his involvement is determined.

Striker Platt has been troubled by a persistent calf problem, but has been in training this week.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale is sweating over the fitness of Alan Gow and Scot Bennett.

Striker Gow has been having treatment on an ankle injury but should return while Bennett is a bigger doubt as he continues to struggle with a leg problem.

Matt Oakley and Tommy Doherty both returned for last weekend's defeat to Port Vale and should retain their places having come through the match unscathed.

Midfielder Liam Sercombe is expected to be restored to the starting line-up. He returned to the bench in that fixture after recovering from an ankle injury but is now pushing for a recall to the first XI.

The Grecians have lost three of their last four fixtures but have actually won four of their five matches on the road.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12