2017–18 Northampton Town F.C. season

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Northampton Town
2017–18 season
ChairmanKelvin Thomas
ManagerJustin Edinburgh
(until 31 August)[1]
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
(from 4 September to 3 April)[2]
StadiumSixfields Stadium
League One22nd
FA CupFirst round
EFL CupFirst round
EFL TrophySecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Chris Long (9)
All: Chris Long (9)
Highest home attendance7,231 vs MK Dons
Lowest home attendance1,118 vs Southampton U21s
Average home league attendance5,830

The 2017–18 season is Northampton Town's 121st season of existence and their second season back in League One after a seven-year absence. Along with competing in League One, the club will also participate in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

No. Name Position Nationality Place of Birth Date of Birth (Age) Club caps Club goals Signed from Date signed Fee Contract End
Goalkeepers
1 David Cornell GK Wales Waunarlwydd (1991-03-28) 28 March 1991 (age 28) 22 0 Oldham Athletic 21 June 2016 Free 2020
13 Richard O'Donnell GK England Sheffield (1988-09-12) 12 September 1988 (age 31) 19 0 Rotherham United 9 January 2018 Add-ons 2020
25 James Goff GK England Northampton (1999-03-28) 28 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0 Youth 30 April 2017 N/A 2019
Defenders
2 Brendan Moloney RB Republic of Ireland Beaufort (1989-01-18) 18 January 1989 (age 30) 115 2 Yeovil Town 2 January 2015 Free 2018
3 David Buchanan LB Northern Ireland Rochdale (ENG) (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 33) 143 1 Preston North End 28 May 2015 Free 2019
5 Leon Barnett CB England Stevenage (1985-11-30) 30 November 1985 (age 34) 18 1 Bury 31 May 2017 Free 2019
6 Ash Taylor CB Wales Bromborough (ENG) (1990-09-02) 2 September 1990 (age 29) 52 7 Aberdeen 5 July 2017 Free 2020
16 Aaron Pierre CB Grenada Southall (ENG) (1993-02-17) 17 February 1993 (age 26) 23 0 Wycombe Wanderers 21 July 2017 Free 2020
18 Aaron Phillips RB England Warwick (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 26) 27 1 Coventry City 3 June 2016 Free 2018
24 Shay Facey RB England Stockport (1995-01-07) 7 January 1995 (age 24) 15 1 Manchester City 5 January 2018 Undisclosed 2019
26 Regan Poole CB Wales Cardiff (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 21) 24 0 Manchester United 7 July 2017 Loan 2018
27 Raheem Hanley LB England Blackburn (1994-03-24) 24 March 1994 (age 25) 9 0 Swansea City 14 June 2016 Free 2018
37 Jordan Turnbull CB England Trowbridge (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 25) 14 0 Coventry City 11 January 2018 Add-ons 2020
39 Joe Bunney LB England Gorton (1993-09-26) 26 September 1993 (age 26) 12 0 Rochdale 16 January 2018 Undisclosed 2020
Midfielders
4 Yaser Kasim CM Iraq Karrada (1991-05-10) 10 May 1991 (age 28) 10 0 Swindon Town 4 July 2017 Free 2019
8 Sam Foley CM Republic of Ireland St Albans (ENG) (1986-10-17) 17 October 1986 (age 33) 27 3 Port Vale 22 May 2017 Free 2019
11 Daniel Powell W England Luton (1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 28) 32 2 Milton Keynes Dons 5 May 2017 Free 2019
14 Sam Hoskins AM England Dorchester (1993-02-04) 4 February 1993 (age 26) 102 13 Yeovil Town 1 August 2015 Free 2020
17 Shaun McWilliams CM England Northampton (1998-08-14) 14 August 1998 (age 21) 27 0 Youth 30 April 2016 N/A 2020
21 John-Joe O'Toole CM Republic of Ireland Harrow (ENG) (1988-09-30) 30 September 1988 (age 31) 160 32 Bristol Rovers 30 June 2014 Free 2019
22 Matt Crooks CM England Leeds (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 25) 34 4 Rangers 18 July 2017 £100,000 2020
29 Matt Grimes CM England Exeter (1995-06-15) 15 June 1995 (age 24) 47 4 Swansea City 16 August 2017 Loan 2018
36 Jack Bridge AM England Southend (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 24) 4 0 Southend United 5 January 2018 Free 2019
Forwards
10 Kevin van Veen CF Netherlands Eindhoven (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 28) 10 0 Scunthorpe United 30 January 2018 Undisclosed 2020
12 Leon Lobjoit CF England Hatfield (1995-01-04) 4 January 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Buckingham Town 30 March 2017 N/A 2019
19 Chris Long CF England Huyton (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 24) 42 9 Burnley 28 July 2017 Loan 2018
42 Kevin Luckassen CF Netherlands Eindhoven (1993-07-27) 27 July 1993 (age 26) 4 1 SKN St. Pölten 9 March 2018 Free 2018
Out on Loan
7 Billy Waters CF England Epsom (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 25) 23 0 Cheltenham Town 8 June 2017 Undisclosed 2020
15 Dean Bowditch AM England Bishop's Stortford (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 33) 26 2 Milton Keynes Dons 23 June 2017 Free 2019
23 Joe Iaciofano CF England Northampton (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 21) 4 0 Youth 4 October 2016 N/A 2019
30 Luke Coddington GK England Middlesbrough (1995-06-06) 6 June 1995 (age 24) 2 0 Huddersfield Town 17 August 2017 N/A 2019

Competitions[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

As of 26 June 2017, Northampton Town have announced six pre-season friendlies, against Derby County,[3] Frome Town,[4] Northampton Sileby Rangers,[5] Kettering Town,[6] Birmingham City 'Dev'[7] and Newport County.[8]

League One[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
20 Rochdale 46 11 18 17 49 57 −8 51
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 46 11 17 18 58 75 −17 50 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Northampton Town (R) 46 12 11 23 43 77 −34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons (R) 46 11 12 23 43 69 −26 45
24 Bury (R) 46 8 12 26 41 71 −30 36
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(R) Relegated.

League position by match[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAHHHAAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAHAH
ResultLLLLWWDLLDLLLDWWWLLDLWDLLLWWWDLWLDDDLDLLLLWWLD
Position20212324221717182021222223232221192121222320222222222221182020182019192021212122222322222222
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2017. Source: BBC Sport
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[9][10]

FA Cup[edit]

On 16 October 2017, the first round draw was made with Northampton Town drawn at home against Scunthorpe United.[11] A 0–0 draw meant a replay had to be played at Glanford Park.[12]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, the first round draw was made with Northampton Town drawn away against QPR.[13]

EFL Trophy[edit]

On 12 July 2017, the group stage draw was made with Northampton Town drawn in a group with Southampton U23s, Cambridge United and Peterborough United. After finished as runners-up in the group stages, Northampton were drawn away to Portsmouth in the second round.[14]

Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Peterborough United (Q) 3 2 0 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Round 2
2 L1 Northampton Town (Q) 3 0 3 0 0 5 5 0 6
3 ACA Southampton U21s (E) 3 1 0 1 1 4 5 −1 4
4 L2 Cambridge United (E) 3 0 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
Updated to match(es) played on 7 November 2017. Source: EFL.com
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

No. Pos Player League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total Discipline
Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Yellow card Red card
1 GK David Cornell 6 2 1 3 12
2 RB Brendan Moloney 31 3 4 38 3 4
3 LB David Buchanan 32 1 1 1 2 36 1 3
4 CM Yaser Kasim 4 2 1 1 2 8 2
5 CB Leon Barnett 13 2 1 1 2 15 2 1 2 1
6 CB Ash Taylor 45 6 2 1 4 1 52 7 2 1
8 CM Sam Foley 15 8 2 1 2 1 1 18 9 3 3
10 ST Kevin van Veen 6 4 6 4 2
11 W Daniel Powell 21 8 2 1 2 24 8 2 3
13 GK Richard O'Donnell 19 19 2
14 AM Sam Hoskins 18 9 2 1 1 20 9 2 6
16 CB Aaron Pierre 19 2 1 1 23 3
17 CM Shaun McWilliams 15 4 1 1 17 4 6
18 RB Aaron Phillips 2 1 3
19 ST Chris Long 30 7 9 1 1 2 1 34 8 9 4
21 CM John-Joe O'Toole 25 4 6 1 1 26 5 6 7 1
22 CM Matt Crooks 29 1 4 1 1 2 33 1 4 10 3
24 RB Shay Facey 13 2 1 13 2 1 2
25 GK James Goff
26 CB Regan Poole 18 4 1 1 20 4 2
29 CM Matt Grimes 43 1 4 1 2 44 3 4 13
36 AM Jack Bridge 1 3 1 3
37 CB Jordan Turnbull 14 14 2
39 LB Joe Bunney 11 1 11 1 1
40 LM Morgan Roberts 1 1
42 ST Kevin Luckassen 1 3 1 1 3 1 1
Players out on loan:
7 ST Billy Waters 9 8 2 1 2 1 12 11 3
12 ST Leon Lobjoit 1 1
15 AM Dean Bowditch 3 8 2 1 2 5 11 1
23 ST Joe Iaciofano 1 1
27 LB Raheem Hanley 3 1 1 4 1
30 GK Luke Coddington 1 1 2
Players no longer at the club:
9 ST Marc Richards 7 12 1 1 1 1 3 11 14 1
9 ST Boris Mathis 2 3 2 3
10 ST Alex Revell 10 5 2 1 1 1 1 12 6 3
13 GK Matt Ingram 20 20
20 LB George Smith 5 1 1 1 2 8 2
24 CB Ryan McGivern 1 1 1 2 1
28 RW Hildeberto Pereira 4 8 4 8 3 1
31 CM Matt Taylor 1 1
37 AM Lewis McGugan 7 2 1 1 2 1 1 10 3 1 3
45 W Gboly Ariyibi 3 9 3 9

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB England Leon Barnett Bury Free [15]
1 July 2017 LW England Dean Bowditch Milton Keynes Dons Free [16]
1 July 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Sam Foley Port Vale Free [17]
1 July 2017 CF England Leon Lobjoit Buckingham Town Free [18]
1 July 2017 RW England Daniel Powell Milton Keynes Dons Free [19]
1 July 2017 LB England George Smith Gateshead Undisclosed [20]
1 July 2017 CF England Billy Waters Cheltenham Town Undisclosed [21]
4 July 2017 MF Iraq Yaser Kasim Swindon Town Free [22]
5 July 2017 CB Wales Ash Taylor Aberdeen Free [23]
18 July 2017 DM England Matt Crooks Rangers Undisclosed [24]
21 July 2017 CB Grenada Aaron Pierre Wycombe Wanderers Free [25]
17 August 2017 GK England Luke Coddington Huddersfield Town Free [26]
2 October 2017 CM England Lewis McGugan Sheffield Wednesday Free [27]
3 November 2017 LB Northern Ireland Ryan McGivern Shrewsbury Town Free [28]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 RM England Paul Anderson Mansfield Town Released [29][a]
1 July 2017 CM England Harry Beautyman Stevenage Free [31]
1 July 2017 CB Scotland Zander Diamond Mansfield Town Released [29][b]
1 July 2017 RB Wales Neal Eardley Lincoln City Released [29][c]
1 July 2017 CB England Rod McDonald Coventry City Undisclosed [34]
1 July 2017 GK England Adam Smith Bristol Rovers Released [29][d]
1 July 2017 RW England Emmanuel Sonupe Free agent Released [29]
1 July 2017 CB Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani Gillingham Released [36][e]
8 July 2017 CM England Jak McCourt Chesterfield Mutual consent [38][f]
22 August 2017 LM England Matthew Taylor Swindon Town Free [40]
  1. ^ Paul Anderson joined Mansfield Town following his release.[30]
  2. ^ Zander Diamond joined Mansfield Town following his release.[32]
  3. ^ Neal Eardley joined Lincoln City following his release.[33]
  4. ^ Adam Smith joined Bristol Rovers following his release.[35]
  5. ^ Gabriel Zakuani joined Gillingham following his release.[37]
  6. ^ Jak McCourt joined Chesterfield following his departure.[39]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
7 July 2017 CB Wales Regan Poole Manchester United 30 June 2018 [41]
28 July 2017 CF England Chris Long Burnley 30 June 2018 [42]
18 August 2017 CM England Matt Grimes Swansea City 30 June 2018 [43]
31 August 2017 GK England Matt Ingram Queens Park Rangers 30 June 2018 [44]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
25 August 2017 GK England James Goff St Ives Town 22 September 2017 [45]
16 September 2017 GK England Luke Coddington Wrexham 14 October 2017 [46]
25 September 2017 CF England Leon Lobjoit Corby Town 24 October 2017 [47]
26 September 2017 FW England Joe Iaciofano Chesham United 26 November 2017 [48][a]
27 October 2017 CF England Leon Lobjoit Nuneaton Town 26 November 2017 [49]
13 December 2017 CF England Leon Lobjoit Corby Town January 2018
  1. ^ On 27 October, Joe Iaciofano extended his loan with Chesham United by a further month.[49]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Northampton Town Appoint Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink As Club's New Manager". Northampton Town Official Site. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Derby County To Visit In Pre-Season". Northampton Town Official Site. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Cobblers To Travel To Frome In Pre-Season For Special Fixture". Northampton Town Official Site. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
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  8. ^ "Newport County To Visit During Pre-Season". Northampton Town Official Site. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
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  33. ^ "Eardley Pens Imps Deal". Lincoln City Official Site. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
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  42. ^ "Northampton Town Sign Striker Chris Long On Season Long Loan Deal". Northampton Town Official Site. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
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