Millwall's League One opposition: Northampton

Name: Northampton Town

Manager: Rob Page

Ground + Capacity: Sixfields – 7,750

Sat Nav Post Code: NN5 5QA

Nearest Train Station: Northampton

Odds: 16/1

Last Meeting: Millwall 2-0 Northampton Town – JPT South Second Round – 06/10/15

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NORTHAMPTON Town romped to the League Two title last season.

Winning 29 of their 46 games, the Cobblers finished with 99 points – and 82 goals to boot, too.

However, whether they can enjoy the same success at the next level remains to be seen.

Despite having ex-Port Vale man Rob Page at the helm, Northampton have lost two key components of their run to glory last season – John Marquis and Lee Martin.

At the time of writing, Martin is still without a club, but hotshot Marquis has remained in the bottom tier, signing for Doncaster Rovers a fortnight ago.

Along with that, the departure of the creative Ricky Holmes to Charlton Athletic may put a spanner in the Cobblers' works.

The signing of striker Alex Revell from MK Dons, though, will ensure that Page's men have the power to ruffle the feathers of defences week in, week out.

Millwall and Northampton last met in the low-key surroundings of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

After their 1-0 First Round win over Peterborough United at The Den, the Lions welcomed the Cobblers who, despite large amounts of possession, never offered any real threat in front of goal.

Aiden O'Brien and Lee Gregory's goals ensured a safe passage through for Neil Harris' side.

March 10, 2009 provided the last league meeting between the two; Gary Alexander's first-half strike was enough to win the game for Millwall.



Mark Litchfield