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Northampton FC bosses speak after Boothroyd sacking

Bosses at Northampton Town FC have spoken out to reassure fans following the sacking of manager Aidy Boothroyd at the weekend.

The club fired Boothroyd after Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Wycombe, which left them slumped at the bottom of League Two.

Aidy Boothroyd was sacked after Saturday's 4-1 defeat
Aidy Boothroyd was sacked after Saturday's 4-1 defeat Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS

Assistant manager Andy King has been appointed caretaker manager in the interim, with the help of goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers.

The statement from the club reads:

Northampton Town Football Club would like to apologise that no comment has been made by the Chairman in the last few days but until a contractual settlement with Aidy Boothroyd is agreed, the legal advice he has received is to make no comment.

The club would like to assure supporters that a huge amount of work is going on behind the scenes to appoint our next manager, and that the entire Board of Directors are engaged in this process.

The Board has a huge amount of respect for Andy King and Tim Flowers and it is clear from the performance on Boxing Day, with a squad that has been decimated by injuries and loan recalls, that the players are behind them.

The Board would like to thank Andy and Tim for their work so far and will keep supporters updated when possible.

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Sixfield redevelopment to secure future of club

The chairman of Northampton Town has described the redevelopment plans for their Sixfields Stadium as helping to secure the club's future.

These plans are the first part of the re-development, with plans for the West Stand to be submitted in due course. The East Stand will be transformed, and will include some superb conferencing facilities, executive boxes and more and improved seating for supporters.

This will help secure the club's future, making the club self sufficient with an infrastructure to help push us up the Football League, bringing positive coverage for the town, and bigger attendances attracting more people to the area. The stand and facilities will be a proud part of the town's Enterprise Zone.

– David Cardoza, Northampton Town chairman

Cobblers to submit plans for Sixfields expansion

Northampton Town Football Club are close to submitting plans to build a new stand at their Sixfields Stadium.

The sixfields area could see a major redvelopment Credit: ITV News Central

The development, which would see a renovated East Stand, would increase the capacity to 10,000.

The expansion is the first stage of a £12million redevelopment of the area, put together by the club and Northampton Borough Council.

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