Prospective Cobblers owners will draw up new plans for East Stand

East Stand
East Stand

Consortium bosses who want to buy up Northampton Town are to submit fresh plans for the part-built East Stand at Sixfields.

Outgoing owner and chairman David Cardoza has said talks with the Indian businessmen are “continuing in a very positive manner”.

And he added that current plans for the new stand may not be to their liking and, furthermore, work will not continue until new plans are produced.

He said: “I can’t go in to too much detail at the moment, that will be up to the consortium when they are ready, but I can confirm that if the sale does go through they will want to take a fresh approach in regard to the East Stand and work has stopped until new plans have been drawn up with Buckinghams.”

Mr Cardoza said the consortium are aware of “the potential of the club” and “the issues we have faced”.

The businessmen’s priorities are creating more seats at Sixfields and better training facilities, Mr Cardoza said.

He said: “It has been a week since we announced that Heads of Terms had been agreed and, while I clearly wouldn’t want to speak on behalf of the consortium, I understand the supporters need and want to know as much as possible so I am happy to provide an update.

“They are looking at the club as a whole with the immediate focus being the need for the club’s own training ground and increasing the capacity of the stadium, both are issues they are very keen to address.

“The consortium will be writing to Northampton Borough Council, ahead of a formal meeting, to introduce themselves.

“These things do take time, but all parties are working to bring matters to a conclusion as soon as possible and we will update supporters as and when we can.”

The club also confirmed today that it will be announcing details of 2015/16 match ticket sales early next week.