Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering a 2-1 loss to Wycombe in their EFL Cup opener, Northampton Town will look to return to winning ways when they take on Hartlepool on Matchday 3. The Cobblers are eyeing their second home win of the season, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Hartlepool. Both Odimayo and McGowan are out of contention with injuries, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
The Pools, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems in the EFL Cup defeat to Blackburn Rovers (0-4), and seeing that Northampton have turned their Sixfields Stadium into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The likes of Grey and Ndjoli should miss out through injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.