Sky blues supporters’ trust gives boost to Northampton Town fans’ £100k appeal

Coventry City fans at Sixfields stadium in 2013.

Coventry City fans at Sixfields stadium in 2013.

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Northampton Town fans’ fundraising efforts have been boosted by FA cup opponents Coventry City - who have agreed to help the supporters’ trust in its bid to raise £100,000.

With only 11 days to go until a winding up petition against Cobblers is heard at the High Court, the Northampton Town Football Club Supporters’ Trust has now raised nearly £25,000.

The funds could be vital in helping supporters have a say in the future of the club.

Last night Coventry City’s Sky Blue Trust has announced it will be now “uniting in solidarity” with the appeal.

Coventry and Northampton Town agreed a groundshare at Sixfields in 2013 when the Sky Blues went into administration.

A bucket collection by both Coventry and Cobblers fans towards the fighting fund will take place outside the Ricoh Arena before the FA Cup tie this Saturday, November 7.

A joint statement from both supporters’ trusts, states: “Northampton Town is at risk of going into liquidation. The initial target is £100,000.

“This may mean negotiating with a new owner, administrators or the establishment of a phoenix club.

“Please help give a fighting chance to a club with 118 years of history.

“We would like to call on Coventry City fans and visiting Northampton Town supporters to please help our cause.”

To donate to the supporters’ trust, head to https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/ntfctrust