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Northampton Town boss expects battle with Stevenage

Gary Johnson
Johnson's team have drawn four of their last five league matches

Northampton boss Gary Johnson is ready for a battle with Graham Westley's Stevenage at Sixfields on Saturday.

The League Two clash pitches the relegation-threatened Cobblers against Westley's promotion chasers.

"Anything could happen when Graham Westley comes to town," Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton.

"I don't think we're on each other's Christmas card list. He's got his own style. You've got to win the battle on and off the pitch."

Northampton are set to be without on-loan goalkeeper Steve Collis and top goalscorer Leon McKenzie for the clash, after both sustained thigh injuries in the 2-2 draw with bottom club Stockport County.

Chris Dunn may be fit to return to first-team action, after stitches were required to a serious head injury against Bury.

"We'll be looking to see if we can get [Chris] back," said Johnson.

"He might have to wear one of those 'Phantom of the Opera' masks. [Youth goalkeeper] Paul Walker has done well, he's a good shot stopper. But against a Stevenage side, you probably need someone more than 6ft tall."



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