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Meet the Cobblers

Who ARE those chaps in claret and white, those ones with the funny "starburst" effect on their chests...

Career stats provided by (they are links to their site, so you'll have to use the Back button to get back).

At the back...

Keith Welch Solved the club's summer goalkeeping crisis by a) turning up and b) being a goalkeeper. Highly-rated number one formerly with Bristol City, signed on a Bosman free. Keith Welch career stats Alex O'Reilly Long-term loanee from West Ham, Alex is the regular Eire under-21 keeper. Impressive when getting his chance due to injuries to Welch this season.

John Frain Ensured a place in Cobblers folklore by scoring THAT GOAL at Wembley to give us a play-off victory against Swansea in May 1997. Close your eyes and visualise it right now. Worth doing wasn't it? John Frain career stats

Ian Sampson Has to endure plenty of Delilah jokes whenever the Cobbs are on telly. Infuriated Ian Wright in the West Ham Worthington Cup clash by viciously slamming his face against the TV star's boot while lying on the floor. Discovered goalscoring touch this season with a number of goals from set-pieces.Ian Sampson career stats

Garry Hughes Still only 19, the club's flourishing youth policy means this talented central defender can confidently expect a debut sometime before 2010.Garry Hughes career stats

Duncan Spedding Talented, skillful and quick, Duncan's first season with the Cobblers was blighted by injury but 99-00 has seen him turn in a number of attacking performances at left wing-back.Duncan Spedding career stats

Richard Hope Young defender who is comfortable on the left of a three or four-man defence.Richard Hope career stats

Lee Howey Centre back or centre forward, signed for 50,000 from Sunderland. Excellent 99-00 season possibly ended by serious knee injury.Lee Howey career stats

Ian Hendon Right back signed for 25,000 from Notts County. One of the best in his position in divisions Two and Three.Ian Hendon career stats

Tony Dobson Centre back signed from West Brom last season, has looked but another long-term injury victim. Tony Dobson career stats

Richard Green

In the middle...

Roy Hunter When fully fit, one of the most impressive midfielders at this level, strong in the tackle, a hard-working crowd pleaser. Presented my Dad with a competition prize just before Christmas.Roy Hunter career stats

James Hunt Has heard all the jokes. Brought in to confuse radio commentators when playing alongside Hunter. Simulated Hartson-Berkovic incident with Carl Heggs v Bristol Rovers and again on They Think It's All Over.James Hunt career stats

Dave Savage Lily is just about the most skillful player at Sixfields and another member of our international community, being capped for the Republic of Oirland. Went goal-mad at the end of 1998-99.Dave Savage career stats

Sean Parrish Shirt-twirling, tattoo-showing star of the 97 play-off semi win against Cardiff. Tipped for a Wales call-up then but struggled for fitness after a serious injury last season. Was fancied by my girlfriend until he grew that goatee.Sean Parrish career stats

At the sharp end...

Carlo Corazzin Chief victim of the lack of ball-to-feet service last season. A fine plunderer whenever the ball makes it safely into the penalty area on the ground. Canadian international who helped his country to CONCACAF Gold Cup triumph in March 2000, winning the golden boot award for his four tournament goals.Carlo Corazzin career stats

Steve Howard Hard-working target man who has shoved the words of some terrace critics down their throats with battling displays and some important goalsSteve Howard career stats

Kevin Wilson (player-manager) On the verge of 200 career goals, Wilson is the man who turn the Cobblers from hoof-and-hope merchants (we can admit it now) into a real footballing side. Cheers Kev.Kevin Wilson career stats

Andy Morrow Prolific youth and reserve team striker. Causes trouble for team-mates hoping to pass to Morrow as he's always a day away...

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