Northampton Town and Rochdale played out a 0-0 draw at the PTS Academy Stadium.

The home side would have their chances during their clash with their fellow relegation rivals, but are still waiting on a first goal at home in 2021.

Results elsewhere mean Northampton have fallen to 23rd place in the League One table, with the side still without a win since late December, although they are 2 points from safety.

Northampton had the first main chance, as the recalled Ryan Watson saw a strike saved by away goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, before Rochdale responded as Stephen Humphrys headed wide from close range.

On a windy night in Northampton, the two sides spent a lot of time struggling to find a way through. But Northampton would have a few shots at the end of the half, with Bazunu denying Mickel Miller and Watson, before Watson also had a further shot blocked.

Perhaps the best chance of the game came straight after half-time, as substitute Sam Hoskins released Ryan Edmondson, who was denied when one-on-one with Bazunu.

Mark Marshall would then see a similar strike deflected wide, but the hosts’ attacking efforts would struggle to create similarly great chances thereafter.

Rochdale could’ve stolen the rewards later on when substitute Kwadwo Baah saw an effort saved by Jonathan Mitchell, but the game would end scoreless.