Saints co-captain Waller salutes Cobblers and backs their bid for Wembley glory

Saints co-captain Alex Waller has sent his best wishes to the Cobblers and says the football team's Wembley date is 'huge for the town as a whole'.

Alex Waller has led Saints out against Exeter's rugby team a few times and now he hopes Northampton's footballers can get the better of their Exeter counterparts at Wembley on Monday
Alex Waller has led Saints out against Exeter's rugby team a few times and now he hopes Northampton's footballers can get the better of their Exeter counterparts at Wembley on Monday

Town travel to the capital on Monday as they square up to Exeter City in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final (kick-off 7.30pm).

Keith Curle's side secured a stunning semi-final success against Cheltenham Town, overcoming a 2-0 first-leg deficit by winning 3-0 on the road.

It was a sensational triumph that was greeted with widespread glee in Northampton - and that includes at Franklin's Gardens.

“It’s great news that the Cobblers are due to play at Wembley,” Waller said.

“It’s huge for the Town as a whole really - hopefully they can go and do a job down in London and come back with a trophy and promotion.

“It’s obviously just a shame that the whole of Northampton can’t go down there and support them, but it’s been a great effort over the whole season and we wish them all the best.”