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THREE TO WATCH: NORTHAMPTON TOWN

5 January 2017

Take a look at the threats in the ranks of Saturday's visitors to the Mem, Northampton Town.

Paul Anderson - Winger

A versatile midfielder, who can play on both wings, has a healthy goal return of six strikes from midfield so far this season.

The winger started his youth career at Hull City, before switching to Liverpool, but didn't make any professional appearances for either side.

While at Liverpool the winger experienced loan spell at both Swansea City and Nottingham Forest, which materialised to a permanent move to the City Ground in 2009.

During his three-year spell at Nottingham Forest, the winger made just under 100 appearances, before joining Bristol City in 2012.

His stay in Bristol only lasted a season, with the midfielder joining Ipswich Town in 2013 and progressed to join Bradford City for the 2015/16 season.

This summer the winger joined Northampton Town on a free transfer and has established himself in the first-team, making twenty-six appearances.

Alex Revell - Striker 

The experienced forward is Northampton's top goalscorer this season, with nine goals to name in all competitions. 

A product of the Cambridge United academy, it was spells on loan in the Conference where the striker got his first experience of first-team football, taking in a spell on loan at Kettering Town before joining Braintree.

The striker's impressive goal return for Braintree caught the attention of Brighton, who signed the forward ahead of the 2007/08 season.

Southend was the next destination for the forward, as Steve Tilson signed Revell for a £150,000 fee.

At the beginning of 2009, the striker broke his leg while playing for Southend against Leyton Orient, which ruled the forward out for several months. 

During the 2009/10 season, Revell had loan spells at both Swindon Town and Wycombe Wanderers, before making a permanent switch to Leyton Orient, where he scored thirteen goals during the 2010/11 campaign. 

It was a spell in the Championship with Rotherham that put the striker on the radar of Cardiff City and he joined the South-Wales club in January 2015, linking up with his former Leyton Orient boss, Russell Slade.

His spell in Wales was short-lived and following a brief loan spell at Wigan, the forward moved to MK Dons for the second half of the 2015/16 season. 

Following the expiry of his short-term deal at Stadium MK, Revell joined Northampton Town during the pre-season and scored his first goal for the Cobblers in their 1-1 draw against Charlton. 

Marc John Richards - Striker 

The forward started his professional career at Blackburn Rovers in 2000 and spent time on loan at Crewe Alexandra, Oldham Athletic, and Halifax Town. 

During the 2002/03 season, the forward joined Swansea City loan, before leaving Blackburn permanently to join Northampton Town in summer 2003 for his first spell with the Cobblers. 

He scored eleven goals for Northampton during the following season but following injury struggles the forward join Rochdale for the closing months of the 2004–05 campaign

Following a move to Barnsley in 2005, the striker's twelve goals in 2005–06 season helped the Barnsley win promotion to the Championship via the play-offs, before joining  Port Vale in June 2007. 

The striker was Port Vale's top goalscorer for four seasons on the bounce, scoring sixty-seven goals in just under one-hundred-and-seventy appearances.

After joining Chesterfield in May 2012, the striker played in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in 2014 and in the same season helped Chesterfield to lift the League Two title under Paul Cook. 

Richards rejoined Northampton Town in May 2014 and was the club's top scorer last season, with his goals helping Northampton Town to secure the SkyBet League Two title. 







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