Football - King to reign at Albion

Andy King takes charge of his first match as Northampton caretaker manager on Boxing Day as the struggling outfit head to promotion-chasing Burton.

King is in temporary charge of the Cobblers following Aidy Boothroyd's sacking in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 home reverse to Wycombe - which left the club propping up the Football League.

And King, formerly assistant manager, is thrown straight in at the deep end following injuries to Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Ian Morris and Clive Platt - each of whom have been ruled out for around a month.

Winger Stuart Dallas has also been recalled by parent club Brentford on Monday - forcing King to himself recall Cobblers trio Ben Tozer, Matty Harriott and David Moyo from their loans elsewhere.

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