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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,381) 5th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

Northamptn 3

J Robinson (7, 41)
C Platt (53)

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Fleetwood 1

J Allen (90+3)

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Last Updated: 04/01/13 2:42pm

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Carlisle: Expected to start against Fleetwood

Carlisle: Expected to start against Fleetwood

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Northampton and Fleetwood at Sixfields Stadium.

Northampton have no new problems ahead of the visit of Fleetwood.

The Cobblers have, meanwhile, signed former skipper Clarke Carlisle on a permanent deal before the weekend.

Carlisle, whose second loan spell at Sixfields concluded with the win over Aldershot on December 22, was a free agent after his six-month contract at League Two rivals York expired.

The centre-half, 33, is expected to go straight back into the matchday squad on Saturday after missing the New Year's Day win over Dagenham because he could not be registered as the transfer window was closed.

Manchester City loanee Emyr Huws' deal expires after the game against the Cod Army while Northampton's other three other loan players - Danny East (Hull), Henoc Mukendi (Liverpool) and Chris Smith (Swindon) - have all now returned to their parent clubs.

Injured defenders John Johnson (knee) and David Artell (Achilles) are scheduled to resume full training on Monday.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander has no new injuries among his squad.

The Cod Army are unbeaten in five games under Alexander, who will chase back-to-back wins for the first time as boss on the back of last weekend's 2-0 triumph over high-flying Port Vale.

Long-term knee injury victim Anthony Barry returned to the matchday squad to be an unused substitute against the Valiants and is pushing for inclusion once more.

Fellow defender Youl Mawene remains around a fortnight away from a return to action as he regains fitness following a broken foot, while veteran striker Jon Parkin (hamstring) is looking at a similar timescale.

On-loan Blackpool duo Barry Ferguson and Tom Barkhuizen have returned to Bloomfield Road.

Forward Andy Mangan (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

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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