Cobblers chairman David Cardoza will not be at Sixfields Stadium to see peaceful protest by Northampton Town fans

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Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza has told the Chronicle & Echo he will not be at Saturday’s game where fans are planning a peaceful protest “following advice”.

Fans frustrated at a lack of information coming out from the club over the redevelopment of the ground and the planned takeover by an Indian consortium launched a social media campaign this week calling for answers.

The move has been backed by Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust, and fans are expected to hold up leaflets showing a large question mark at Saturday’s home Sky Bet League Two game against Oxford United.

But chairman Cardoza will not be there.

Speaking to the Chronicle & Echo this afternoon, Mr Cardoza said he would not be at the game “following advice”.

In an earlier statement, Mr Cardoza said: “It is hard for me to comment while due diligence is taking place, but that process is almost at an end and we will know more very shortly.

“In the update on August 14 I said it would take around four weeks and we are still within that period.

“Whether it takes a little longer or hits that target remains to be seen but we aren’t far away from that being completed.

“The deal covers all the outstanding issues regarding the stadium redevelopment and the potential new owners will announce their future plans very shortly.

“I understand the frustration, I appreciate the patience and as soon as I can update supporters in more detail, I will.”