Football - McLeod set for Cobblers bow

Northampton could hand a debut to new signing Izale McLeod when they entertain fellow strugglers Accrington at Sixfields Stadium.

PA Sport Report

The former Barnet and MK Dons frontman could be give the opportunity to make an immediate impact after manager Aidy Boothroyd hinted at a first start following his arrival on Thursday.

Winger Chris Hackett will serve a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season at Chesterfield while on-loan midfielder Kane Ferdinand has been recalled to parent club Peterborough.

Long-term absentees Roy O'Donovan (hernia), Kelvin Langmead (knee), Lewis Hornby (back) and Alex Nicholls (broken leg) remain on the sidelines.

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