Dean Austin sees similarities between Northampton and Mansfield Town

Northampton Town manager Dean Austin can see many similarities between the two under-achieving sides as Mansfield Town welcome the Cobblers on Saturday for a game both clubs are desperate to win.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 10:31 am
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 10:32 am

Stags have won just two out of their first nine games and Northampton one of their first nine, though trail Stags by a single point and can overtake them with a win at the One Call Stadium.

“Mansfield are a decent side, and as a club they are obviously very ambitious as they have a massive budget,” said Austin.

“They are probably a little bit like ourselves, in that watching some of their games they have played quite well and dominated at times, but not taken their chances.

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“They have opened teams up at times but not made the most of it, so they are very similar to us in that sense, and it is going to be a stern test for us.

“But it is one we are looking forward to.

“It is a good opportunity for us to play against a decent side, who want to play good football, and we will see how we go.”