Northampton Town manager, Justin Edinburgh, has been speaking to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, stating that they have a good insight into Ricky Holmes. They plan to incapacitate the talented winger at Charlton, who was part of the Northampton side who stormed League 2 last season.

Ricky Holmes has rapidly become a fan favourite at Charlton Athletic, after showing impressive and emphatic performances in a red shirt. The talented winger has scored a total of five goals in seven games, including the three goals Charlton scored on Tuesday night in their 4-3 defeat against Shrewsbury Town.

Speaking to the local press, Justin Edinburgh has said that he will be tapping into the well of knowledge at the club, who know Ricky Holmes from their promotion campaign last season. The likes of Marc Richards, Adam Smith, John-Joe O’Toole, Zander Diamond and Dave Buchanan all are aware of the strength and weaknesses of the Charlton winger. However, the former Gillingham manager is aware that there is more than one threatening player in the Charlton squad.

“We look at individuals and collectives, we look at Charlton’s strengths and weaknesses, and how we can impose ourselves on them,” said Edinburgh.

“We want to attack their weaknesses, and weaken their strengths, and Ricky is obviously one of them.

“I went to watch them last Tuesday against Oxford, and there is more than one player in Charlton’s team we need to be aware of, but we have good insight on Ricky.

“A lot of the boys here know him well, and know what he is about, so we have a good insight into what his strengths and weaknesses are.”

“We want to attack their weaknesses, and weaken their strengths, and Ricky is obviously one of them.

“I went to watch them last Tuesday against Oxford, and there is more than one player in Charlton’s team we need to be aware of, but we have good insight on Ricky.

“A lot of the boys here know him well, and know what he is about, so we have a good insight into what his strengths and weaknesses are.”

Charlton’s visit to Sixfields on Saturday will be Ricky Holmes first return to the Cobblers home turf since moving away in the summer. It will be interesting to see what sort of reception he receives, but most will expect him to receive a warm welcome by the home fans.


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