Cobblers test on the horizon for Doughboys

Action from Wellingborough Town's 5-1 win at New Bradwell. Picture by Jim McAlwane
Action from Wellingborough Town's 5-1 win at New Bradwell. Picture by Jim McAlwane

Wellingborough Town step up their pre-season preparations when they welcome a Northampton Town XI to the Dog & Duck next Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Doughboys boss Jamie Wright expects the Cobblers side to be “a mixture of triallists and first teamers” and added: “It will be good for our lads to play at that level.”

Wright saw his side make a winning start to their pre-season campaign with a 5-1 win at New Bradwell on Tuesday night.

Jory Mann was among the new signings who got on the scoresheet in Milton Keynes after completing a move from Rushden & Higham United.

Mann is the 20-year-old son of Aidy Mann, who made more than 100 appearances for the Cobblers in the 1980s.

Nathan Burrows netted twice on his Doughboys debut at New Bradwell and the other goals came from Jake Newman and Justin Dowling, formerly at MK Dons, Banbury and Brackley.

Wright had a run out himself in the second half and said: “I will sign forms and will drop in when I need to, but I’m not sure I will get in the side.

“I had 22 players at New Bradwell and everyone of them is good enough to play. It’s a nice problem to have.

“We’ve had three or four training sessions together and the lads seem to be gelling. They haven’t played together before but they are all local lads who’ve come across each other before and that’s a help.”

Wright takes his side to ON Chenecks on Saturday before the Cobblers fixture, but admits he isn’t too concerned by results of the pre-season games.

He said: “We are just breaking everyone in at the moment, having a look and seeing what the options are.”