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Northampton Town prepare for play-off final

Northampton Town fans will be hoping to finish the season with promotion at Wembley Photo: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town go into the weekend's crucial League Two play-off final with Bradford City at Wembley confident of causing an upset.

The Cobblers have made great improvements in the last year having flirted with relegation last season.

Northampton finished 20th last season, just four points outside the relegation zone, but ended this season with 25 more points in 6th.

The club had slipped to the foot of the table last season before manager Aidy Boothroyd's arrival and he has been credited with the transformation of the club.

But Boothroyd says it is not just him who deserves praise.

The Cobblers secured their trip to Wembley on Saturday as they beat Cheltenham Town 2-0 on aggregate.

They believe they can cause an upset this weekend even though the bookies do not see them as favourites.


  • Bradford City - 11/8
  • Draw in 90 minutes - 9/4
  • Northampton Town - 2/1

Lee Nicholls says Bradford play exciting football but believes Northampton can cause them problems.

Bradford have done well against Northampton this season, however, picking up four points in their matches as well as beating them on penalties in the first round of the FA Cup.

Northampton Town against Bradford this season:

  • 23 October - Northampton 0-1 Bradford
  • 3 November - Northampton 1-1 Bradford (FA Cup first round)
  • 13 November - Bradford 3-3 Northampton, Bradford won 4-2 on penalties (FA Cup replay)
  • 6 April - Bradford 1-0 Northampton

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