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Preview: Barrow v Northampton Town

27 January 2023

Match Previews

Preview: Barrow v Northampton Town

27 January 2023

Read up on all the information you need, ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two encounter against Northampton Town at the SO Legal Stadium.

Barrow vs Northampton Town
Saturday 28th January, kick-off 3pm
SO Legal Stadium
Sky Bet League Two

Founded in 1897, Northampton Town caught their nickname (The Cobblers) from the historic shoe making industry in the town. They share rivalries with both Peterborough United and MK Dons, with both teams finding themselves in League One, something the high-flying Cobblers themselves are striving for next season.

They have found themselves in the Football League system for the majority of their existence and in more recent years bouncing between League One and Two, with a League Two title win back in 2015/16, they have found themselves back in League Two following relegation from their most recent stint in the third tier which only lasted a season in 2020/21.

Some of you might know of the name Scott Pollock who was brought into the club on the back of then YouTube football club Hashtag United, whom he featured on their Hashtag Academy series in 2017, staring at Wembley.

Jon Brady’s side currently find themselves in occupying the final automatic promotion spot, however, are looking to bounce back at SO Legal stadium after suffering back-to-back defeats from Greater Manchester outfits Stockport County and Salford City, although have overcome promotion rivals Leyton Orient early in the month with a 1-0 victory at Sixfields.

Head To Head
The Cobblers overcame The Bluebirds early in the season with a 3-1 victory at Sixfields, added to this a 3-0 victory at the Holker Street in the final game of the previous campaign. Although winning on that day, it ended up feeling like a defeat for some Cobblers fans, with Bristol Rovers pulling off a shock 7-0 win to overcome the goal difference deficit to send The Gas back up to League One.

Bluebirds fans can cast their minds back to February 2022 which saw Aaron Amadi-Holloway score the only goal of the game in the 51st minute at Sixfields to shock the Cobblers and end a then 3-game winless run.

The man in the middle at the SO Legal Stadium will be Darren Drysdale. The Royal Air Force Sergeant will be assisted by Darren Williams and Graeme Fyvie. Darren Handley will take up Fourth Official duties for the fixture.

Mr Drysdale hasn’t officiated Barrow this season, but he did oversee last season’s 3-2 home victory over Hartlepool United.

Barrow fans can still buy tickets for the game on our ticketing website and gain admission through the turnstiles via our e-ticket option.

Alternatively, you can purchase your ticket at the Ticket Office on Monday, up until kick-off.

Click here for more information.

Visiting With Families
If you're visiting the SO Legal Stadium with your family, check out our handy Family Guide on how to make the most of your visit.

Click here to check out our Family Guide.

Live Streaming
We are not allowed to live stream games in the UK between the hours of 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday, so this weekend’s game will not be available to domestic supporters.

Barrow fans outside of the UK will be able to access a live stream via iFollow and you can purchase the match in the usual way ahead of kick-off.

Live Commentary
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.

Fans will be able to listen to the duo of Adam Johnson and John Goodwin at the SO Legal Stadium to describe all the action as it unfolds.

You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.

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