Chris Wilder has a huge job on his hands
It became clear many weeks ago that Northampton Town were in danger of being relegated but, with the events surrounding the appointment of ex-Oxford United manager Chris Wilder, the situation at the Cobblers has come to the fore once again. It took five weeks for the Northampton hierarchy to make a decision about who to appoint and even when they had chosen Wilder as their target, the attempts to lure him to Sixfields were embroiled in drama. Reports emerged that he had quit Oxford on Saturday evening but Wilder denied these reports, before eventually resigning on Sunday. The job he has chosen to undertake at Northampton is a huge one and it will take him, and his assistant Alan Knill, every ounce of their managerial nous to succeed.
The top seven are getting away
Despite there being plenty of football still to be played this season, the top seven teams in League 2 look to be opening up a gap between them and the chasing pack. There are seven points between 7th placed Southend and 8th placed Newport County and, since Newport haven’t yet won in 2014, it appears unlikely that the gap will narrow anytime soon. The quality in League 2 this season is, in my opinion, better than it has been for the last few seasons and, with that in mind, the final months of the season are going to be very exciting indeed.
Very few people knew much about Luke Norris at the start of the season but his performances during this campaign have certainly caught the eye of many. The Brentford striker is enjoying his second loan spell in League 2 this season and has already hit the goal trail with Dagenham & Redbridge, scoring a last-minute equaliser against Scunthorpe. His loan move to Dagenham follows up a very successful loan spell at Northampton Town, where he was netting goals for fun before being, very harshly, dropped to the bench to make way for Izale McLeod and Clive Platt. If he can keep up his form for the rest of the season, he could be looking at a starting place in the Brentford team next season.