Cobblers’ chief executive among panel set to field questions at Northampton Town crisis meeting

The Guildhall
The Guildhall

Concerned Cobblers fans are due to attend a special meeting at the Guildhall in Northampton tonight to discuss the crisis at the football club.

A panel that includes interim director of the Northampton Town Football Club Supporters’ Trust Stuart Taylor, Jacqui Forster, of Supporters Direct, and Cobblers chief executive James Whiting will field questions from supporters in the main hall from 7pm.

The panel will also include Trevor Stroud, of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust which clubbed together to buy the Adams Park-based League Two side in 2012.

Kevin Simons, who recently set up a crowdfunding bid to raise £100,000 for the Cobblers supporters trust and Northampton town’s communications officer Gareth Willsher, will also be on hand to answer questions.

James Averill of the Northampton Town Football Club Supporters’ Trust, which has organised the meeting, said: “Tonight’s meeting is to learn really from the supporters and ask how they think the trust should move forward now.

“It is to ask whether they feel we should increase our shareholding in Northampton Town, or whether fans think we should go even further than that and perhaps take a big ownership role.

“We are here to listen to our members.”

Anyone wishing to attend tonight’s meeting is advised to arrive in good time as 220 seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.