Poppies set to play at Corby on Sunday

Kettering Town fans will be back at Steel Park again on Sunday as their team face Bedworth United

Kettering Town fans will be back at Steel Park again on Sunday as their team face Bedworth United

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Kettering Town are set to play this weekend’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division ‘home’ clash with Bedworth United at Corby Town’s Steel Park stadium.

The Poppies’ game will be in Corby on Sunday (3pm), 24 hours after the Steelmen have played Hayes & Yeading United at home in the first round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy, subject to Bedworth agreeing to the date and time.

A second agreement between the two clubs to stage another game at Steel Park was announced by Ritchie Jeune, who is continuing to help the Poppies on a voluntary basis following their severe financial problems of late.

The electricity at Nene Park remains cut off while there has been no further information on a proposed takeover by a consortium that is understood to still be in negotiations with majority shareholder Imraan Ladak.

Kettering played Redditch United at Corby’s home ground nearly two weeks ago as they returned to on-pitch action after a full month without any games due to their financial problems.

Jeune said: “We have the agreement in place with Corby and once again I must place on record my thanks to (Corby chairman) Kevin Ingram, Corby Borough Council and the Corby Town fans for helping the club at this time.

“The game will bring in extra revenue for Corby as we will pay a fee for using the ground as well as covering the expenses just like we did last time.”

Don’t miss more on this breaking story both on this website in the next few days and in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph