Northampton Town Vs Aldershot Town, Fri 12 Feb 2010


Northampton have doubts over strikers Adebayo Akinfenwa and Billy Mckay for the Friday night visit of Aldershot.

Akinfenwa scored his 11th goal of the season in the 4-0 win over Accrington in midweek while Mckay helped himself to a brace.

But both are now struggling with calf injuries and may be forced to sit out. Stephen O'Flynn and Courtney Herbert are on standby to start against Kevin Dillon's men.

Winger Andy Holt is also out as he continues to be troubled with a knee injury but Liam Davis made his return as a second-half substitute against Stanley after 14 games out with a foot injury and is an option to replace him if required.

Striker Steve Guinan is also out as he recovers from a hernia operation as boss Ian Sampson looks to make it 12 games unbeaten.

Scott Donnelly will return to the Aldershot midfield.

Donnelly was left out of the 3-0 defeat at Barnet last weekend after he was linked with a move to join former Shots boss Gary Waddock at Wycombe, but after deciding to stay until the end of the season, he will start at Sixfields.

Dillon said: "Scott was messed about by the transfer rumours - in my eyes, it was never going to happen, anyway. But that is finished with now.

"I felt sorry for Scott by the end of it - he just wants to play football. Now he is fit and his mind is clear and he will play. Without him in the team we are far too static."

On-loan Bristol City forward Marlon Jackson remains sidelined after he sustained a knee injury against Grimsby last month and midfielder John Halls is also out with a groin strain.

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