Wilder wants to see a full-house to celebrate Cobblers’ survival

The Cobblers supporters celebrate last Saturday's win at Notts County
The Cobblers supporters celebrate last Saturday's win at Notts County

Manager Chris Wilder is urging the Cobblers fans to pack out Sixfields on Saturday to celebrate the club’s survival.

New executive chairman Kelvin Thomas, who completed his takeover of the club on Thursday, will be at the Yeovil game to watch his new team in action, and a big crowd is guaranteed.

Cobblers boss Chris Wilder

Cobblers boss Chris Wilder

After what has been a traumatic few months for Northampton Town, where the very existence of the club was put in doubt, it is a time of celebration for everybody involved.

Wilder would love to see a full-house to usher in a new era for the club, and plans are being made to split the south stand, the area normally reserved for visiting fans, to allow more home supporters to watch from there if the need arises.

“We have another big game coming up, and hopefully we can round off a fantastic week on and off the pitch with a positive result in front of, hopefully, a full house,” said the Cobblers manager.

“I think if there’s ever a time for a Northampton Town supporter to come out and support the team, and to come out and support the staff and back each other, it will be Saturday.

“It would be great to see a full house here for the Yeovil game.

“There is obviously going to be a feelgood factor after what we have all been through.

“The team has been outstanding, the results back that up, there is a great unity between players, staff and supporters.

“If you are going to be successful, then that is vitally important that all three parts of a club come together.

“That is what is happening here, but I have been in the game long enough to know that quickly changes if you don’t win games of football, and that’s what we are here to do.

“We are not going to win every game between now and the end of the season, but we are in good nick, we are working extremely hard and we are really focused.”