The lads played out a goalless draw at Sixfields, where the team looked like they were still struggling with the effects of the coronavirus.
Lee Burge (6/10): A very dull game for both keepers who were untested throughout. Had to be sharp in the latter minutes for Northampton’s first shot on target, a deflected effort.
Conor McLaughlin (6/10): Too sloppy on the ball and got caught making the wrong decision too often. That been said, McLaughlin was one of the only bright wide threats in the second half as the game became extremely narrow.
Bailer Wright (5/10): Struggled with the energy and strength of Ashley-Seal, particularly in the first half when the forward broke through a few times.
Tom Flanagan (6/10): Stepped out of defence well and helped in keeping the ball moving. Plenty of physicality to deal with the rare threats of Northampton attackers.
Dion Sanderson (6/10): Battled well in an unnatural position for Sanderson, not looking too out of place.
Grant Leadbitter (7/10): Won the ball back a number of times in the first half. Looked like one of the few players who came out of the blocks with a bit of fire in his belly, looking motivated for the match.
Max Power (6/10): Plenty of energy but too pedestrian in possession, looking for a sideways pass or a hopeful long ball.
Josh Scowen (5/10): Got booked for a needless foul, and lucky to not be booked again soon after. Couldn’t create anything from midfield, looking sluggish on and off the ball.
Jack Diamond (5/10): Tried to get his head down and run but struggled with the poor quality of the pitch. Nothing really came off for Diamond today unfortunately.
Aiden McGeady (5/10): Got into promising positions but let down by his final ball. Like Diamond, McGeady seemed to be hampered by the Northampton pitch.
Charlie Wyke (5/10): Couldn’t compete in the air and lacked strength against a physical back line.
Chris Maguire (6/10): Looked lethargic at times and never really made a huge impact.
Lynden Gooch (6/10): Pressed well but like other subs, failed to bring a full game to life.
Aiden O’Brien (5/10): Largely anonymous after coming on for McGeady when we needed someone to take charge.
Danny Graham (N/A): Came on with a few minutes left, and barely touched the ball.