Northampton Town Vs Morecambe, Sat 18 Dec 2010

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Ryan Gilligan is set to make his 200th appearance for Northampton in Saturday's visit of Morecambe.

In addition to midfielder Gilligan's milestone, defender John Johnson and midfielder Abdul Osman have a chance of returning for the npower League Two clash.

Osman has not fully recovered from a calf injury and Johnson (leg) took a hard knock from Stevenage defender Darius Charles in the 1-0 win last weekend but the pair may make the bench.

Tadhg Purcell is recovering well from a knee injury and club physios are happy with the striker's progress as he battles to be fit before the end of the season.

A home win for the Cobblers could see Ian Sampson's men move seven places up the table. The side have not lost at Sixfields for three home matches and top scorer Leon McKenzie will be looking to add to his tally of six goals.

Morecambe manager Sammy McIlroy could be without striker Paul Mullin for the trip.

The veteran forward is rated as a major doubt for the Sixfields clash as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.

The Shrimps will be hoping the game goes ahead after their confidence levels were boosted by a terrific result at home to high-flying Port Vale last weekend.

A goal from loan signing Kieran Charnock did the trick for the Shrimps and McIlroy felt the win was fully deserved against Micky Adams` men.

McIlroy said: "We need to get a level of consistency and get a few wins. That's what we are striving for and hopefully last Saturday's result against Port Vale will get us going in the right direction."

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Paul Mullin
John Johnson
Ryan Gilligan
Kieran Charnock
Darius Charles
Leon McKenzie
League Two
Sammy McIlroy
Abdul Osman

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