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Club statement

8 June 2019

Everyone at Northampton Town Football Club is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former manager Justin Edinburgh.

Justin had already achieved managerial success in Northamptonshire with Rushden & Diamonds when he joined the Cobblers in January 2017.

He guided the club to some important victories in the second half of the 2016/17 season helping to secure League 1 status for another season, a run of six wins and a draw in ten games between January and March achieving safety.

Justin left the club in late August 2017 and moved on to Leyton Orient three months later, leading the O's back to League 2 in the 2018/19 season.

Earlier in his career, Edinburgh also managed Newport County and Gillingham, while as a player, he represented Southend United, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth.

Chairman Kelvin Thomas said, “We are all saddened to learn of Justin’s passing. This is a huge shock for everyone and we extend our sympathy and condolences to Kerri, Charlie, Cydnie and all of the Edinburgh family.

“Justin was such a genuine, nice guy and someone who it was a pleasure to know. He did a good job for us, coming in during a difficult time and helping us to stay up in our first season in League 1.

“We were delighted with the success he had at Leyton Orient and I spoke to him just after the end of the season to offer our congratulations.

“This is such sad news, it reminds us all how fragile life can be and we will do anything we can to help and support all those affected by Justin’s passing.”

All of us at Northampton Town send our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of Justin's family and friends.

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