Cobblers chairman says meeting with new buyers scheduled for next week

David Cardoza claims a meeting is scheduled with a new set of interested buyers early next week.

David Cardoza claims a meeting is scheduled with a new set of interested buyers early next week.

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Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza has claimed he is working “night and day” to resolve the financial issues at the club in his latest statement.

The embattled owner of the League Two side declined offers to speak to the Chronicle & Echo on the record yesterday.

But following news the club has missed the deadline to repay a £10.25 million loan to Northampton Borough Council this morning, he has issued another statement via the club’s website.

It claims Mr Cardoza is “working night and day to secure a resolution to all of the issues that the club are facing at the moment.”

The chairman himself then adds: “There are plenty of headlines surrounding the club at the moment, that’s understandable but all efforts are being dedicated to resolve this situation as soon as possible.

“The next step is that there are meetings planned early next week involving the interested parties and we are hoping for significant progress there.

“I understand and accept the urgency, I understand the importance and I am doing everything possible to remove the uncertainty surrounding the club as soon as possible.

“I would like to thank the supporters for continuing to back the team and to thank Chris Wilder, the players and the staff for standing up so well in really difficult circumstances.”

Yesterday Mr Cardoza claimed to be “putting proposals to Northampton Borough Council regarding the repayment of the loan.”

Today however, a statement from the borough council appears to contradict that.

“We have not received any firm proposals from anyone,” a spokeswoman said. “The loan has not yet been repaid.”