After a period of uncertainty surrounding their future, it's fair to say that the past week has been rather a good one for Northampton Town.Recent results for the Cobblers have been somewhat overshadowed by a number of off-field issues, but those worries were laid to rest on Thursday afternoon, when Kelvin Thomas was announced as the club's new Chairman.
Despite the problems off the pitch, the players have been doing the business on it. Thomas' arrival at the club comes towards the end of a week which has seen the Cobblers pick up back-to-back away wins, at Notts County and then Crawley Town.
Kelvin Thomas is the new executive chairman of Northampton Town Football Club— Northampton Town (@ntfc) November 26, 2015
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Since a home defeat against Dagenham & Redbridge in early September, the Cobblers have lost just once, and they sit top of the Sky Bet League 2 form table based on the last eight games.
Northampton Town - recent results
24/11 - Crawley Town (A) W 2-1
21/11 - Notts County (A) W 2-1
14/11 - Mansfield Town (H) W 1-0
31/10 - Newport County (A) D 2-2
24/10 - Stevenage (H) W 2-1
20/10 - Carlisle United (H) W 3-2
17/10 - Cambridge United (A) L 2-1
10/10 - Hartlepool United (H) W 2-1
Throw in another 2-1 win away at Sky Bet League 1 leaders Coventry City in the First Round of the FA Cup, and it makes fantastic reading for the Cobblers, who have climbed to third in the Sky Bet League 2 table and could hit the summit if results go in their favour on Saturday.
Both Plymouth Argyle and Oxford United would need to lose against their respective opponents, and they'd need to beat bottom club Yeovil Town for that to happen. Boss Chris Wilder is keen to maintain their momentum.
He told www.ntfc.co.uk: “Everybody at the football club has stuck together through this period, it’s been uncomfortable at times but you battle through it.
"There is obviously going to be a feelgood factor after what we’ve all been through but for me this is the start and this is the time we need to drive this club forward.
“We want the feelgood factor to stay and that will only be the case if the players keep producing good performances and getting good results.”
Can the Cobblers begin the Kelvin Thomas era with three points? Find out by following this game – as well as the division's other 11 fixtures - with our matchday coverage on Twitter, via @SkyBetLeague2.