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Former Ipswich Town and Northampton Town winger Paul Anderson on key League One clash at Sixfields




He has represented both clubs, so Paul Anderson has a big interest in tonight's crucial meeting between hosting Northampton Town and Ipswich Town at Sixfields (7pm).

While the Cobblers – whom 'Ando' won promotion last season – are desperate for the points in their bid to retain their third tier status, Paul Cook's Ipswich Town know time is almost up to string together a winning run to get themselves into the top six.

Following Saturday's goalless draw at fellow play-off hopefuls Charlton Athletic, the Suffolk visitors lie ninth in the table and four points adrift of their sixth place with five games remaining.

Paul Anderson alongside Luke Varney on a visit to Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds while an Ipswich Town player Picture: Andy Abbott
Paul Anderson alongside Luke Varney on a visit to Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds while an Ipswich Town player Picture: Andy Abbott

Jon Brady's fourth-from-bottom Northampton side, meanwhile, are four points from safety with just four to go, after the weekend's 3-1 defeat at automatic promotion occupiers Peterborough United.

Anderson is the latest guest on The Preview show, hosted by Dan Palfrey, on Town's YouTube channel.

Having found himself forced into retirement as a result of the financial fallout of the pandemic on football, you can see him talking in the below video about his coaching aspirations, the key battles on the pitch tonight and also answering some fan questions.

Anderson, who famously equalised against Norwich City at Portman Road in the Championship play-off semi-final first leg under Mick McCarthy in 2015, will be providing co-commentary alongside BBC Radio Suffolk's Brenner Woolley later.

Striker James Norwood is expected to be replaced in Cook's line-up by Kayden Jackson after limping out of Saturday's game with a hamstring problem.

Ipswich go into the game having not scored in their last four matches, while the Cobblers are the lowest scoring side in the division.

The last time the pair met saw a dour goalless draw under Paul Lambert at Portman Road. But with both sides needing to win there is hope it could be a wide open match.

To watch the game you will need to purchase a £10 iFollow match pass via the club website.

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