Weather watch for Cobblers

Last updated : 13 January 2010 By County Ground

Macclesfield were confident on Monday that the Moss Rose clash will go ahead, chairman Mike Rance saying: "It's going to take a lot of work as there is still a lot of snow on the pitch that needs moving.

"But the good news is that under the covers and snow, the pitch itself is fine."

Like the majority of clubs around the country, except those who can afford to fly to Doha for training, Cobblers have been forced indoors over the past couple of weeks.

Boss Ian Sampson told the official website: "Training on Astroturf is good for your touch but in general terms you can't do proper matches because there just isn't the space."

The match is the reverse of the opening day fixture of the season at Sixfields, which ended in a goalless draw.