The first midweek fixture of the new season takes Kevin Wilkin’s side to King’s Lynn town on Tuesday evening with a 7.45pm kick-off at The Walks.
Saints have 3 points from the first two games while The Linnets have won both their games against Bradford (PA) and Blyth Spartans. Only King’s Lynn and Banbury have maximum points from the opening games.
Striker Jovon Makama was a late signing for Wilkin joining on a season-long loan from Lincoln City and he made a first start in last Saturday’s game at Chester. Shep Murombedzi also started at Chester having recovered from an injury sustained in the pre-season game at Hemel Hempstead. The full squad should be available for selection on Tuesday.
Speaking after Saturday’s game Wilkin said, “Tuesday will be another tough game but there are no easy games in this division. Being away from home makes it a bit tougher I guess but we have learned to thrive on these situations and those games. We have some young men in the group who are learning their way and it will take a little while to grips with the pace and the intensity and physicality of what this league is. Hopefully we can put on a more solid display on Tuesday.”
One peculiarity for supporters to look out for in Tuesday’s game is that the home side will be wearing last season’s yellow shorts as their new blue kit has not yet been supplied. Likewise Danny Lewis will be in all green to accommodate The Linnets’ absence of new goalkeeping kit with their keeper wearing all orange. Kit colours are one talking point but three points are at stake in Saints’ first-ever National League visit to The Walks.
If you cannot get to the game, BBC Oxford and BBC Radio Northampton will carry pre-match, half-time and full-time reports and the club will provide a twitter feed covering early team news and all of the action. There will not be match commentary for this game – this service will re-start for the home game on Saturday when Farsley Celtic are the visitors to St James Park.
Brackley supporters have been allocated a standing section at The Walks.
Tickets can be bought online in advance or on the gate on the day, they’re priced as follows
Adults £17 - Concessions £15 - U16s £5.
Car parking is available at the stadium car park, priced at £4 per car and can be bought in advance here