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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 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12