Check out our preview for City's first away game of the season.

Kick-off: Saturday, August 6 (3pm)

Venue: Holker Street

Possible line-ups


GK Paul Farman, RB Sam McClelland, CH George Ray, CH Niall Canavan, LB Tyrell Warren, RM Harrison Neal, CM Sam Foley, LM Robbie Gotts, RW Billy Waters, CF Josh Gordon, LW Ben Whitfield.

Substitutes: Rooney, Kay, White, Grayson, Stevens, Lillis.

Leading scorer last season: Ollie Banks, 12

League position last season: 22nd

Last four matches: Stockport (a) W3-2, Northampton (h) L1-3, Swindon (a) L1-2, Exeter (a) L1-2.

One to watch: Bingley-born winger Ben Whitfield is a pacy threat and scored on his Bluebirds debut.


GK Harry Lewis, RB Brad Halliday, CH Matty Platt, CH Romoney Crichlow, LB Liam Ridehalgh, CM Richie Smallwood, CM Ryan East, RW Harry Chapman, AM Jamie Walker, LW Lee Angol, F Vadaine Oliver.

Substitutes: Cook, Songo'o, Gilliead, Young, Sutton, Foulds, Doyle.

Team news: Kian Harratt sits out the first of his three-game suspension. Jamie Walker is a slight doubt with a knee problem but Alex Gilliead returns to the squad.

Leading scorer last season: Andy Cook, 12.

League position last season: 14th

Last four matches: Doncaster (h) D0-0, Carlisle (h) W2-0, Sutton (a) W4-1, Scunthorpe (h) W2-1.

Referee: Martin Woods, from Wigan, booked five players in his first EFL game at Northampton.

Match odds: Barrow 2/1, City 11/8, Draw 11/5.

Last time sides met: Andy Cook scored on his return from injury in City's 2-1 win at Barrow on New Year's Day.