Chris Wilder believes that Northampton Town’s trip to Newcastle United is the biggest game that his team could have hoped for in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup.The Cobblers will travel north to St. James’ Park, with the odds against them on getting a result. However, there were 13 upsets in the First Round of the competition, and the boss Wilder is hoping that his team can cause another shock.
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“At this stage of the competition I don’t think it really gets any bigger than this,” Wilder told Northampton Town’s official site.
“It’s a great opportunity for the players and they need to embrace the challenge, knowing that we want to go up there and do ourselves justice.
“It’s a big step up for us but we don’t want to go there just to make up the numbers, we want to make sure that we are tough, hard to beat and that we give them a competitive game.
“The game starts at 0-0 and there is always a chance that we can get a result but we know that things will have to fall in our lap a little bit and my players will have to play unbelievably well.
“Everything is stacked against us, we will need to have a lot of luck and my players will need to have the night of their life but it can happen.
“These things happen in football, not very often but we have to believe that it can be our night.”
Northampton’s have a history of upsetting the odds in the Capital One Cup, having disposed of Liverpool at Anfield in 2010.
They also beat Sky Bet League 1 side Blackpool 3-0 to reach this stage of the competition.
A debut for Ivan Toney?
Striker Toney moved to Newcastle from Northampton earlier this summer, but so far his appearances for the Magpies have come in under-21 matches.
He could make his competitive debut against his former side on Tuesday though, and the Cobblers will know all about his talents.
Toney scored 13 goals for Northampton after breaking through into their first-team, and he could be one to watch if he takes to the field.
Great draw. ⚽️— Ivan Toney (@ivantoney24) August 13, 2015
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