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Northampton Town secure Wylde and Boateng loans

Gregg Wylde and Hiram Boateng will spend the rest of the season at Northampton. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed Millwall winger Gregg Wylde and Crystal Palace's Hiram Boateng on loan deals until the end of the season.

25-year-old Wylde has struggled for game-time since joining Millwall from Plymouth in the summer, while 20-year-old Boeteng has recently returned to Palace following a frustrating spell at Bristol Rovers.

Meanwhile, Cobblers midfielder Joel Byrom has left the club after his contract was terminated.

Gregg is a winger with a lot of pace.

He plays wide on the left, he is very direct and he is a player who can take defenders on and create opportunities for others and he operates very much like an old fashioned winger.

Hiram is a highly rated player, who already has a fair amount of experience in the EFL and he has the quality to make a real impact here.

His parent club think very highly of him and we are delighted to welcome him to Sixfields.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Northampton suffered late heartbreak during their game at Sheffield United this afternoon, after the Blades struck in the 89th minute to win 1-0 at Bramall Lane.


Peterborough Utd v Northampton Town clash made all-ticket

The game at the ABAX Stadium is now all-ticket. Credit: PA

Next week's local derby between Peterborough United and Northampton Town has been made all-ticket for home supporters.

The decision was made on safety advice due to the large traveling support coming from Northampton.

The match at the ABAX Stadium will take place next Tuesday (18 October).

Northampton are close to selling out their total allocation, which includes part of the Motorpoint Stand, and as a result, the decision was taken on safety advice to make the game all-ticket for home supporters too.

This is to ensure that the stadium is a safe environment for Peterborough United and Northampton Town fans to enjoy what should be an entertaining local derby.

– Peterborough United spokesman

In other news, the Cobblers have decided not to appeal the red card shown to midfielder Matty Taylor at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Northampton Town duo up for monthly awards

Rob Page (left) and Matty Taylor (right) are both in contention for awards. Credit: PA

Northampton Town boss Rob Page has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One manager of the month award.

Page led his team to four wins from five games in September.

The Cobblers also competed well against Manchester United in the EFL Cup - despite losing 3-1.

Experienced midfielder Matty Taylor has been put forward for the player's award.

The 34-year-old scored three goals during the month - including a great free-kick against local rivals MK Dons.

The winners will be announced on Friday.


Manchester United visit sets new Sixfields record

Manchester United emerge from the tunnel at Sixfields tonight. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have set a new attendance record at Sixfields tonight for the visit of Manchester United in the EFL Cup third round.

7,798 supporters have crammed into the ground to watch the action.

The game is currently evenly poised at 1-1, with Alex Revell's penalty cancelling out Michael Carrick's opener.

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