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Cobblers in the clear as winding-up petition withdrawn

Cobblers fans celebrated the Kelvin Thomas takeover news. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A winding up petition on Northampton Town FC by HMRC has officially been withdrawn after a court hearing last Monday.

All the club's debts have also been paid.

New chairman Kelvin Thomas has said it will give the team a chance to focus on the FA Cup.

"This is a very positive step as we move forward. We can now focus on our review of the club and developing the future plans.

"We really enjoyed our first game in the win against Yeovil last weekend and the welcome we received from the fans was really special.

"Now it's time for the FA Cup. The players have given themselves a wonderful chance of getting into the 3rd Round and it's a great time to get behind them.”

– Kelvin Thomas, Chairman



Vardy tweets over record achievement

Vardy celebrates after scoring against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has tweeted his thanks after becoming the first player in Premier League history to score 11 goals in 11 consecutive matches.

Last week he equalled Ruud Van Nistelrooy's record which had stood for 12 years after he scored in 10 consecutive games back in 2003.

The 28-year-old striker has received hundreds of thousands of tweets in praise for his efforts, with Gary Lineker, Ruud van Nistelrooy and One Direction's Louis Tomlinson to name a few.

Next up for Leicester is a trip to Swansea City on Saturday.

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