Northampton Town's boss says it was vital the club stayed up to press ahead with the £100 million redevelopment of the Sixfields stadium and the surrounding area.
The Cobblers avoided relegation following their 3-1 win over Oxford United.
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UKIP have made further gains in the local elections in the Anglia region and the Conservatives have won back control in Peterborough.
Hundreds of council workers have gathered in sports centres and town halls across the region to count the votes in the 2016 local elections.
The votes are being counted in 22 councils across the Anglia region in the biggest test of political opinion since the General Election.