Poppies’ embargo is lifted

New Manager :Irthlingborough: Kettering Town FC's new manager  John Beck (manager), talks to Jon Dunham  'Tuesday 19th June 2012
New Manager :Irthlingborough: Kettering Town FC's new manager John Beck (manager), talks to Jon Dunham 'Tuesday 19th June 2012
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Kettering Town have been given the green light to make signings for the new season after their transfer embargo was lifted.

The embargo was put in place due to a failure to pay their football creditors during a doomed campaign in the Blue Square Bet Premier, which eventually ended in financial disarray and relegation.

However, the Poppies have since entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) to clear their debts of £1.2m and will start next season in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

A short statement released by the club said: “The club can confirm that both the FA and Southern League have informed us that we are no longer operating under a transfer embargo.”

It means new boss John Beck can now get to work in recruiting his squad for the new campaign and he is expecting around 100 trialists at Nene Park in a series of matches over this weekend.

The Poppies are due to play their first pre-season friendly at home to Southend Manor a week on Saturday.