Everyone at Northampton Town Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Club Historian Frank Grande.
A wonderfully loyal supporter, Frank has been a huge help to the club over many years, writing many books on Northampton Town Football Club and contributing to the matchday programme for nearly 40 years.
Chairman Kelvin Thomas said, "Although we knew Frank was poorly, this is an incredibly sad day and all of us at the club are devastated.
"Frank will leave a huge hole in the community of this football club. He has been of great assistance to the club over many years, whether it be writing for the club programme, checking records, helping to arrange for former players to attend games or just helping out in any way he could.
“Frank also did something very special for me personally regarding my grandfather's career when we first took over the club, which I have never forgotten.
"He was very much part of the family. He has shared in the highs and the lows, the ups and the downs of the club and he will be sadly missed by us all. We send our best wishes to all of Frank's family and we will support them however we can."