The midfielder joined the Cobblers on Thursday on a one-month loan deal from Peterborough and is expected to go straight into Aidy Boothroyd's starting XI.
Striker Roy O'Donovan was this week ruled out for around a month having undergone a hernia operation.
Clive Platt (calf) and Matt Heath (thigh) are closing in on their returns but this weekend is expected to come too soon, while Kevin Amankwaah (hamstring), Kelvin Langmead (knee), Lewis Hornby (back) and Alex Nicholls (broken leg) remain sidelined.
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