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Northampton Town v Gillingham

Northampton Town v Gillingham

2nd October 2012
19:45
Sixfields Stadium

Northampton battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to draw 3-3 with Burton at the weekend, while league leaders Gillingham suffered defeat for the first time, going down 2-1 to Rochdale. These sides meet at Sixfields on Tuesday night.

Clive Platt (calf) is free to return for Northampton having failed a fitness test at the weekend, he'll probably be named on the substitutes bench though. Lewis Wilson (dead leg) could also return.

Shane Higgs (Achilles tendon) is battling back from nine-months out with injury, but the keeper is expected to be on the bench with Ben Harding (ankle) and Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (knee) both out for the hosts.

Gillingham are without Danny Jackman and Bradley Dack (both suspension) following recent sendings off. Jackman begins a three-match suspension while Dack completes a similar spell out.

Charlie Lee (leg) requires a fitness test but Jack Payne (groin) looks unlikely to be fit enough but Danny Kedwell and Charlie Allen are in contention for returns to the starting XI.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday October 2 2012
Time: 9:47AM

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2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
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11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
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