Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Northampton will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss at Hartlepool when they take on Northampton at their Sixfields Stadium. The Cobblers aim to put an end to their four-game winless run, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. Both Connolly and Kabamba are pushing for a start, with Sowerby and Pinnock likely to drop to the bench.
The Yellows, on the other hand, are eyeing their first league win since August 12, 2021. Mansfield Town have yet to record a win on the road in the new League Two campaign, meaning that the Cobblers will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. The good news for the visitors is that defender Farrend Rawson returns to contention after serving his one-game ban in the goalless draw with Oldham Athletic.
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.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.