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Match Preview – Grimsby vs Northampton

Last Updated: 15/03/19 1:14pm

Grimsby have no fresh injuries as they seek to get back to winning ways against Northampton this weekend.

The Mariners have seen their play-off hopes in Sky Bet League Two fade with three successive defeats.

Manager Michael Jolley may consider changes after his side lost 4-1 to Tranmere in midweek – with the team conceding all four goals in the first half. Midfielder John Welsh is the only notable absentee with a hamstring injury.

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Northampton will be looking to maintain momentum after winning their last four matches. On-loan striker Marvin Sordell will hope to be back in contention after missing the midweek win over Newport following a blow to the head in the previous game against Exeter.

Midfielder Joe Powell, who is on loan from West Ham, is pushing for a starting place after coming off the bench to score the late winner against Newport. Defender George Cox remains on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two clash between Tranmere and Grimsby.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two clash between Tranmere and Grimsby.

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Grimsby will host Northampton for the first time since they beat them 2-0 in an FA Cup second round clash in December 2013.

Northampton are unbeaten in their last six League Two matches against Grimsby (W2 D4) since a 1-0 loss in October 2004.

Grimsby have won eight of their last 11 home league games (L3), however they did lose last time out at Blundell Park (0-2 loss to Cambridge).

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton and Newport.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton and Newport.

Northampton have won their last four league games, they last went on a better run in the Football League under Chris Wilder – winning 10 in a row between December 2015 and February 2016.

Daniel Powell has been directly involved in three of Northampton’s last five league goals (1 goal, 2 assists).

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