Chris Long and Yaser Kasim have both been handed their first Northampton Town starts for this evening’s visit to Championship side QPR.

The duo were both second half substitutes during Saturday’s disappointing defeat at Shrewsbury Town on the opening day of the League One season.

Long and Kasim are two of four changes Justin Edinburgh has made to his side for the EFL Cup first round clash with Alex Revell and Aaron Phillips also coming in.

Northampton XI: Cornell, Barnett, A Taylor, Pierre, Phillips, Crooks, Kasim, Buchanan, Waters, Long, Revell.

Subs: Goff, Poole, Smith, Taylor, Lobjoit, Bowditch, Richards.

QPR XI: Ingram, Furlong, Onuoha, Freeman, Manning, Caulker, Borysiuk, Smith, Robinson, Ngbakoto, Sylla.

Subs: Lumley, Washington, Baptiste, Luongo, Wszolek, Petrasso, Chair.

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