Reasons to be Cheerful - Top of the Table Tuesday
Impeccable Track Record
The Pilgrims have come out victorious in their last five meetings with the Cobblers, and won seven of the last nine fixtures, drawing once and losing once. Furthermore, Argyle are unbeaten in six at Home Park against Northampton, winning five of those six games. The last time Northampton came away from Home Park with three points was in April 1998.
The Famous Five
Argyle’s current squad contains five players who have already scored for the Pilgrims against the Cobblers. Curtis Nelson scored in a 3-2 win at Home Park in September 2012; Reuben Reid scored in a 2-0 away win in February 2014; Peter Hartley scored in a 3-2 away win in December 2014; and Graham Carey and Jake Jervis got their names on the scoresheet for Argyle last August in a 2-0 win at Home Park. Former Argyle striker Lewis Alessandra scored against Northampton on four different occasions for Argyle.
Still On Track
Argyle come into this game off the back of four wins in a row, and sit at the top of League Two. The Pilgrims have 52 points after 25 games – the same amount they did at this stage in their title winning seasons of 2001-02 and 2003-04.
On January 12, Argyle have put in some impressive performances. The Greens have played 14 games on this date and have won half of them. Those wins include a 3-0 victory against Blackpool in 1929, courtesy of a Sammy Black hat trick; a 2-1 victory over Exeter City in 1952, with George Daws and Peter Rattray scoring; and a 1-0 away win at Hillsborough in 1980, with Jeff Cook scoring the winner against Sheffield Wednesday.