COB­BLERS STAFF CALL FOR END TO WOES

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

STAFF at Northamp­ton Town have de­manded a swift end to the club’s fi­nan­cial tur­moil.

As takeover talk rum­bles on, play­ers, coaches and other employees at the club have not been paid for three weeks, af­ter its ac­counts were frozen fol­low­ing a wind­ing-up pe­ti­tion by HMRC over £166,000 of un­paid taxes.

It is be­lieved none of the 200-plus staff have re­signed, while the Northamp­ton Town Supporters’ Trust has do­nated £10,000.

How­ever, a state­ment ap­peared on the Cob­blers’ web­site on Fri­day, call­ing on chair­man David Car­doza to bring mat­ters to a con­clu­sion.

“As things drag on, each day gets more and more dif­fi­cult both pro­fes­sion­ally and per­son­ally,” it read.

“Each day the de­lays in com­plet­ing the takeover mean an­other day where we have to find a way to feed our fam­i­lies and pay bills, while still not know­ing when this whole night­mare will be con­cluded.

“We’d like to close by thank­ing all supporters for their on­go­ing sup­port and Chris Wilder, Alan Knill and the play­ers. For now, we will con­tinue to carry out our du­ties to sup­port them in the best way pos­si­ble.”

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