"We've got our own mini Akinfenwa"

1:20pm Friday 16th November 2012

By Andy Carswell

JUNIOR Morias could be used in training sessions to give the Wanderers defenders an idea of what they'll face against a giant Northampton forward line tomorrow.

They're up against 13 stone strikers Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clive Platt and boss Gareth Ainsworth has been preparing his side to face an aerial bombardment from the Cobblers.

Ainsworth said he's tempted to use his own man mountain to help mould his game plan.

He said: "We've got a mini Akinfenwa in Junior - I might be using him in training to show what we're getting.

"They've got an even bigger guy up front with him in Clive Platt. He's a six foot four monster as well so it will be tough.

"They are big in more ways than one. They've got some good players who can play and they have different dimensions to their game, but ultimately they do like to go up to the big men and play off them."

Akinfenwa, who scored a hat trick at Accrington on Saturday, was a midweek doubt for Northampton through illness but played for 40 minutes of their extra time FA Cup defeat to Bradford.

He should be well enough to start at Sixfields tomorrow but former Wanderers loanee Chris Hackett is unlikely to feature due to illness.

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd will also be without Alex Nicholls, David Artell, Luke Guttridge, Lewis Moult and John Johnson but will have Lee Nicholls and Jake Robinson back after both were ineligible to play in the FA Cup.

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