Cardoza issues apology to Cobblers fans but stresses need to ‘stick together’

David Cardoza
David Cardoza

David Cardoza has issued an apoology to the Cobblers supporters for ‘having a lot to put up with’ in the past two months of what has been a turbulent season.

But the Town owner has stressed the time for unity between the fans, the board of directors and the playing and coaching staff has to be now as the club continues to fight against relegation from the Football League.

The club was criticised for the delays in appointing new manager Chris Wilder, who took charge of the club 36 days after Aidy Boothroyd was sacked and with just a week of the transfer window remaining.

Cardoza himself admitted he was frustrated at the length of time that elapsed between the two managerial appointments.

Now, however, he wants to hold off on any ‘inquests’ into the events of the recent past and has encouraged the club’s fan base to get firmly behind Wilder and his remodelled Cobblers side.

“The role of the fans will be huge,” he said. “It is time for everyone to get behind the team.

“We can hold the inquests at the end of the season. Chris and the players really need the fans now, we need to stick together and go for it.

“Hopefully the fans have seen we as a club and a board have spent a huge amount of money recently on Chris Wilder’s compensation, Aidy Boothroyd’s compensation, all the new players, paying up other players etc, doing everything we can to correct the position we are in.

“I am sure the fans are onside, they have been great so far, having to put up with a lot and we are sorry about that, but we need them even more now.”