Date: 22nd February 2016 at 8:30pm
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An injury blow has been dealt to Northampton, in the midst of all the positivity and the record breaking run, with Marc Richards sidelined for around a month due to injury but this has seen Chris Wilder react quickly to bring John Marquis back to Sixfields on loan until the end of the season.

Richards, who has been troubled by his Achilles this season, has still bagged himself 18-goals this season with the captain’s absence one we’ll miss but in Marquis we’ve brought back a familiar face who had a highly successful loan previously.

During the 2013/14 season the Cobblers had Marquis on loan with the striker helping to keep us in the Football League. Since returning to Millwall he had a successful loan with Gillingham last season before extending his contract with the Lions, being on loan with League 2 rivals Leyton Orient already this season.

He comes back, as he told the BBC, with the club in a very different position with him keen to help get the job done and help us into League 1.

‘It’s a very different situation. I want to help a team already doing really well get promoted. I went to Leyton Orient earlier in the season and played the majority of games in midfield, which obviously isn’t my best position but at least I was playing there. I went back to Millwall and wasn’t really playing, mainly because the two forwards are playing well; Steve Morison’s the captain and Lee Gregory’s already got 20 goals this season.’

Not only is Marquis, who has only scored once in 27 appearances this season, playing to help Northampton into League 1 he’s basically playing for a future contract, at Sixfields or elsewhere as he’s out of contract at the end of the season at the Den.

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