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From near administration to Man Utd - Page hails Northampton recovery

Northampton Town manager Rob Page spoke with pride when discussing his club's rise from near extinction.

The Cobblers were close to administration less than 12 months ago before Kelvin Thomas came to the rescue and a season on, managed to win the League Two title against all odds.

On Wednesday, the Northamptonshire outfit host Manchester United in the EFL Cup third round which Page knows is an enormous task for his club who have experienced some massive highs and lows in recent times.

"After the 12 months that we've had, borderline administration, looking forward to a game against Manchester United in this level of the cup competition is great for the club as a whole," he told Sky Sports.

"We know we're in for a tough test on Wednesday, irrespective of what players he [Mourinho] puts on the pitch we know we're up against quality - can't influence that.

"We've got to prepare right and get ourselves in the right frame of mind and worry about what we can do to them."

Andrew Slevison
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