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Talks continue for consortium to buy Northampton Town

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza says talks are continuing in a very positive manner Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has confirmed that talks with the consortium who are interested in buying the club are continuing in a very positive manner.

He confirmed that if the sale does go through, the consortium will be looking to increase the capacity of the stadium and focus on the need for the club to have its own training ground.

I can't go in to too much detail at the moment, that will be up to the consortium when they are ready, but I can confirm that if the sale does go through they will want to take a fresh approach in regard to the East Stand and work has stopped until new plans have been drawn up with Buckinghams. "These things do take time, but all parties are working to bring matters to a conclusion as soon as possible and we will update supporters as and when we can."

– David Cardoza, Northampton Town Chairman

The club will be announcing details of 2015/16 match ticket sales early next week.

New Burton Albion signing looking to give '100 percent' to the club

Burton Albion signing Timmy Thiele has spoken about his excitement at joining the club on a one year contract.

I’m happy to be here and I would like to give 100 per cent and I hope I can help the team."

“In England you play good football, very fast and it’s a good fight. I’m a fast player and I hope I can make a good contribution."

– Timmy Thiele

The German striker joins the Brewers from the reserve team of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and believes he can make a valuable contribution to the team.

I can shoot with both feet and I can also play on the right or left side, wherever I’m needed.”

“I’m happy to be here and I would like to give 100 per cent and I hope I can help the team. The team has already been great with me."

– Timmy Thiele

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Capital One Cup draw announced

Chelsea's Gary Cahill with the Capital One Cup trophy in 2015. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The draw has taken place for the first round of the League Cup.

West Midlands :

  • Rochdale v Coventry City
  • Bristol Rovers v Birmingham City
  • Blackburn Rovers v Shrewsbury Town
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newport County

East Midlands :

  • Carlisle United v Chesterfield
  • Nottingham Forest v Walsall
  • Bolton Wanderers v Burton Albion
  • Huddersfield Town v Notts County
  • Northampton Town v Blackpool
  • Peterborough United v Crawley Town
  • Portsmouth v Derby County
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Orgy shame Leicester players fly back from Thailand

Three shamed Leicester players who allegedly filmed themselves in an orgy in which a Thai woman was racially abused were flying home on Monday morning amid calls for them to be sacked.

The Leicester trio are due back in England this morning. Credit: PA

The Premier League club said they were "deeply concerned" and have launched an investigation after the emergence of footage apparently showing three squad members in a sex session in which a woman is called a "slit eye".

Defender James Pearson, 22 - the son of the club's manager Nigel - striker Tom Hopper, 21, and goalkeeper Adam Smith, 22, all appear naked in the video, obtained by the Sunday Mirror.

In a statement the club, owned by Thai billionaires, said the players "would like to convey their sincere apologies for their behaviour - to the women involved in the incident, to the club and its owners, to the club's fans and to their families".

But fans and members of the Thai community have called for the trio to be sacked, and the players were flying back to the UK where they will be investigated by the midlands club.

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