Our prediction for this League 2 match:
All eyes will be on One Call Stadium when Mansfield Town and Northampton Town go head to head in a highly-anticipated festive clash. The Yellows aim to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive, and they have no other option but to go all guns blazing at Jon Brady’s troops. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, meaning that head coach Nigel Clough is unlikely to make changes to the team that shared the spoils with Stevenage.
Northampton, on the other hand, are on the right track to secure automatic promotion to League One, but Jon Brady must warn his men against complacency. Keep in mind that the Cobblers top scorer Sam Hoskins is only one yellow card away from suspension. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards as Mansfield are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Bowery):
Born in Nottingham, England, on July 2, 1991, Jordan Bowery is a professional footballer who plays for Mansfield Town. Bowery played for a number of English clubs, but we should mentioned the notable ones only.
The Mansfield No. 9 was a part of the likes of Aston Villa, Bradford City, Rotherham United, and Crewe Alexandra in the past. Jordan Bowery joined the Yellows in the summer of 2020, signing for the club on a free transfer. He made his Mansfield Town debut in the League two in a goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers on September 12, 2020.
Bowery scored his first goal for the Yellows in a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient on September 19, 2020. Centre-forward is the position that suits him the most, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. His preferred foot is right. Jordan Bowery has never played for the England national team.
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.