Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Bolton, Plymouth will be looking to climb to the League One playoffs berth when they face Northampton on Matchday 6. The Pilgrims did well to put an end to their three-game winless run at the weekend, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure a top-six finish. The good news for the hosts is that talented attacker Luke Jephcott found the net on his return from injury.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Peterborough. Northampton Town have been slipping down the standings week by week, and seeing that they are on a three-game losing run in the League One, we are tempted to put our money on the Pilgrims. The food news for the visitors is that experienced midfielder Joe Martin returns to contention after serving his ban against the Posh.
Highlighted Player (Scott Wootton):
After spending his youth career at English giants Liverpool and Manchester United, Scott Wootton played for the likes of Tranmere Rovers, Peterborough United, and Nottingham Forest on loan at senior level. In the summer of 2013, the defender signed a three-year deal with Leeds United.
Scott Wootton made 66 appearances for the Whites in the league before moving to Rotherham United on loan. In August 2016, the English footballer joined League 1 club Milton Keynes Dons, signing a two-year deal with the Stadium MK outfit. Nowadays, Scott Wootton plays for Plymouth Argyle in the League Two, where he wears the number 5 jersey.
Scott Wootton’s primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances at right-back as well. The 188-cm tall defender, whose preferred foot is right, has three caps for the England U17 team. Scott Wootton was born in Birkenhead, England, on September 12, 1991.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.