Diamond sends goodbye message to Cobblers supporters

Zander Diamond has said goodbye to the Cobblers supporters via a message sent to the Chron.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 3:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:37 pm
Zander Diamond is leaving Cobblers (picture: Sharon Lucey)

On Sunday, the centre-back was crowned Chron Cobblers supporters’ player of the year at Sixfields after a stellar season.

But he is out of contract this summer and had been linked with a move back to his native Scotland.

And on Tuesday, Diamond confirmed he would be departing, sending a thank-you message via the Chron sports desk Twitter account (@chronsport).

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“Just want to thank everyone involved with Northampton Town FC for the last three years,” Diamond wrote. “From the staff who’ve helped me, the players who I’ve shared a changing room with, but more importantly, to the supporters who have been tremendous with me since I joined the football club.

“It’s been a journey! From staying in the Football League, to winning the League 2 championship, to consolidating our league status this year in League 1. To sign off by winning the Player of the Year was fantastic for me personally!

“Northampton Town will always remain a big part of my life!”

Midfielder Paul Anderson has also been released, and he too took to Twitter to say thank you to his team-mates and the club’s supporters.

“I’d like to thank all the players and staff at NTFC, especially the guys in the bvackground who gave me the opportunity to get back playing and enjoying football again,” said Anderson.

“Secondly I would like to thank the fans for supporting me through the season.

“I’m proud to have represented the shirt and that we achieved our aim for the season in staying in league one.

“I will be moving on this summer to a new challenge, so I wish everyone associated with NTFC all the very best for the future.”