With the number of travelling Addicks depleted by the reunion of former club employees in Belgium, this is Charlton’s first league visit to Northampton since January, 1967, when they drew 1-1 at the County Ground in the old division two. The Addicks haven’t played at Sixfields, their most recent visit to the Cobblers being in the League Cup in September, 1988, when the teams drew 1-1 in a first-leg encounter. Charlton won the second leg at home 2-1.
Charlton are 15th in the table and Northampton 17th. However, the Addicks have slumped to 22nd in the form table, while the Cobblers are a more respectable 15th.
The Cobblers have won seven, drawn two and lost seven at home. Charlton will, however, need more than 'kinky boots' to get something out of today's encounter as they head towards the relegation zone.
Odds: Northampton 8/5, Draw 9/4, Charlton 17/10.