POPPIES CRISIS - Southern League to hold emergency board meeting

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The Southern League are holding an emergency board meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the situation at Kettering Town.

The Poppies have seen three successive matches called off due to a lack of players and electricity at their Nene Park home and they are scheduled to take on St Neots Town at the weekend.

Kettering have been hit by more financial problems and it is understood the club are still yet to pay the £3,000 owed in payments on their Company Voluntary Arrangement, which they entered during the summer.

Majority shareholder Imraan Ladak, who has not been answering calls from the Northamptonshire Telegraph for almost a week now, has maintained that there is “serious” interest from potential investors.

The Telegraph now understands there are now just five players registered with the club after the Southern League placed a registration embargo on them while talks with potential investors continue to rumble on.

The electricity was cut off at Nene Park due to unpaid bills and the Southern League now look set to act, although it has now been suggested that the Poppies could play Saturday’s game at another venue.

In a short statement, the League said: “The League has an Emergency Board Meeting on Wednesday (tomorrow) to discuss Kettering Town FC’s continued participation in the League.

“The club has until 5pm today to respond to a number of questions.”

It is understood the Southern League will make a statement on the situation once tomorrow’s meeting has been concluded.

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