COVENTRY SET TO PLAY AT NORTHAMPTON

Coventry City have reportedly agreed a deal with Northampton Town to play their home games at the Cobblers' Sixfields Stadium for the next three seasons.

If the move is ratified by the Football League, the Sky Blues will stage home games over 30 miles from the city, despite receiving an offer from the owners of the Ricoh Arena, their current home, to play at the stadium rent-free.

Northampton chairman David Cardoza said: "There's some legs in this, but it's not near done and dusted. As soon as it is or isn't I will let everybody know.

"It's speculation at the minute, but we'll see where this goes. I'm a little bit surprised about some of the stuff that's been said."

The move would see 11 fixture clashes during the season, including the first on August 10th, when Coventry are due to host Bristol City and Northampton take on Newport County at Sixfields. It is believed that the Cobblers' fixtures would take precedence and the Sky Blues would have to stage their match on another day.

Coventry are yet to make comment on the deal, which is expected to be discussed by the Football League on Thursday 4th July. The news comes just a week after a group of Coventry fans protested against the club moving out of the city.

Posted on 04/07/2013