Northampton kicked off their pre-season schedule on Saturday afternoon with an impressive 6-0 victory over Spartan South Midlands League Division One side Sileby Rangers at Fernie Fields.
Summer arrivals Jonny Maxted, Paul Lewis, Nicke Kabamba, Dylan Connolly and Sid Nelson were all involved in the team’s first friendly of the summer, and Kabamba was the star of the show with a brace on his debut.
Northampton are back down in League Two, having been relegated from League One last season, and they will be led into the new campaign by Jon Brady, who was appointed permanent manager in May.
The Cobblers have an incredibly busy run of matches coming up, facing Stamford on July 17, Nottingham Forest on July 20, AFC Rushden & Diamonds on July 21, Birmingham City on July 24, Brackley Town on July 27 and Cambridge United on July 31.
Northampton will then open their 2021-22 League Two campaign against Port Vale on August 7, and Brady will hope to have more new players on board before the start of competitive action.
West Ham, meanwhile, came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with Dundee in their first pre-season match on Friday, with Jamal Baptiste and Jarrod Bowen on the scoresheet for the Hammers.
Moyes’s side, as mentioned, will also take on Leyton Orient on Tuesday evening, and it is currently unclear which group of players will be selected for which fixture.
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West Ham, who finished sixth in the Premier League last season to qualify for the 2021-22 Europa League, will have their full squad back together for the pre-season clash with Reading on July 21.
The Hammers will then take on Celtic on July 24 and are expected to play at least one more friendly between the match against the Scottish giants and their Premier League opener at Newcastle United on August 15.
It has been a quiet transfer window thus far for the London club, but there are expected to be a few incomings and outings before the deadline passes