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Northampton v Exeter preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Northampton Town and Exeter City at Sixfields Stadium.

Darren Carter is in line to return for Northampton against Exeter on Saturday.

The midfielder has been sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring injury which has troubled him since the start of the season.

Alex Nicholls will again be on the bench after making his comeback following 22 months out with a broken leg in the Capital One Cup against Bournemouth. The forward spent time training with Exeter last week with a view to a loan move before returning to Sixfields.

Ian Morris (knee) is a long-term absentee while Ivan Toney, who was rested for the Bournemouth game with a head injury, is expected to return along with Danny Alfei.

Exeter have no fresh injury worries as they search for their first win of the campaign.

The Grecians, who picked up their second point last weekend as they were held 1-1 by York, remain without Jordan Moore-Taylor, Christian Ribeiro and Jamie Reid, who are yet to feature this season while striker Tom Nichols looks set to be sidelined once more.

Meanwhile boss Paul Tisdale has confirmed that midfielder Matt Grimes and goalkeeper Christy Pym will not miss any matches during their time with England Under-20s.

The pair have been called into the squad for the first time but will join up with their country after the Cobblers clash and will return just before next Saturday's clash with Mansfield at St James Park.