LAST week's match at the Sixfields Stadium should never have taken place and thankfully nobody was seriously injured in the most horrendous weather conditions.
The high winds reduced the game to a farce and with six minutes to go to half time, referee Nigel Miller finally called a halt to the proceedings.
This week, Peter Jackson will be hoping the fans can raise the roof at the McAlpine instead of Mother Nature as his team take on Swansea City.
Newly appointed Swans boss, Alan Curtis, will be hoping for a repeat of the 2-0 win inflicted on Town at the Vetch back in September, but should consider a couple of things before he gets carried away.
One, this is the fortress McAlpine and two, Town will keep 11 players on the pitch this time around!
Ladbrokes agree with me in that Town should win this time around and in some style. At 8/13 they are my coupon banker this weekend, any optimistic Welshmen can have 7/2 on their team recording their first win this side of the border for 12 years or 5/2 on the draw.
Town may not jump back into the top three spot with this win as fellow contenders Torquay 5/4 should pick up three points at Darlington 7/4, but it may well open up a gap between themselves and fifth-place Oxford. Take Town to fly away with a 3-1 win over the Swans at 10/1. The U's host top dogs Doncaster at the Kassam Stadium and a win for Rovers would all but secure promotion for Dave Penney's men. A top of the table treble in Doncaster 8/5, Torquay 5/4 and Town at 8/13 comes in at just over 8/1 with Ladbrokes.
At the wrong end of the Premiership, Leeds had Lady Luck smiling on them with the 2-1 win they picked up over Man City on Monday night and will be hoping for more of the same tomorrow when they take on Birmingham at St Andrews.
Steve Bruce's side have been singing the Blues of late with back to back League defeats against Boro and Leicester and, who knows, the 3/1 on offer for a Leeds win might not be too much of a surprise?
The draw at 12/5 would do neither side any favours, Leeds with their relegation fight or the Brummies with their European aspirations, but the 11/2 about a 1-1 is most tempting.
Undoubtedly the match of the weekend is on Sunday at Highbury between Arsenal 10/11 and Manchester United 9/4. Will Arsene Wenger and his undefeated team continue to run away with the Premiership or will the canny Scot muster one last effort to spoil the party?
At 9/4 I cannot resist United to bring Arsenal's record breaking run to an end and the 10/1 on a 2-1 `upset' makes most appeal.
Out of Europe and floundering in the League, Ferguson will be hurting and we all know what that may bring for their next opponents, even if they are Arsenal!