Akinfenwa doubt for Cobblers

Northampton manager Ian Sampson is waiting on the fitness of top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa ahead of the trip to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Akinfenwa - who has scored 10 goals this season - missed the 1-1 draw with Burton last weekend with a calf injury and Sampson has given him a 70% chance of being fit to start.

If Akinfenwa is ruled out, Irish striker Stephen O'Flynn will be handed his first start for the club after impressing as a second-half substitute last week. Fellow new signing Kevin Thornton is also pushing for a full debut after he struck the crossbar with a 30-yard free-kick against Burton but Sampson is loathe to make too many changes after seeing his side go on a nine-match unbeaten run.

Winger Liam Davis returned from a broken metatarsal in the reserves in midweek but is not yet fit enough to be considered while striker Steve Guinan remains out as he recovers from a hernia operation.

Source: PA

Source: PA