As part of Saturday's Community Day events, we are delighted to welcome a very special matchday mascot to the game.
Dan Milner lives in Northampton but is a Bury fan. Dan's support of Bury comes from his father, who was born in Bury but moved down to Northampton. The family still made the trip to Gigg Lane to support their team, but following the sad news regarding Bury, Dan came down to the Plymouth Argyle game at the end of August, he was chosen to wave a flag on the pitch and he met Nicky Adams after the game.
As part of the club's Community Day celebrations, we have invited Dan to be a matchday mascot at the Crawley Town game.
Dan's Dad Nigel takes up the story.
"Dan is 7 and goes to school at Quinton House, obviously very close to the ground," he said.
"He was born in Northampton but I’m from Bury so when he wanted to start watching football a couple of years ago I took him to Bury games, mainly away. Last year was great as Bury were playing some good football and we enjoyed going to games at Swindon, Cambridge, Grimsby, Forest Green, Notts County, Stevenage, Newport and a couple at Bury.
"We were really looking forward to plenty more good days out this year although aware of Bury’s problems and likely relegation and it’s a real shame the way it has turned out.
"It’s obviously the fans that suffer and I feel most sorry for the Gigg Lane season ticket holders who are feeling totally bereft this year. It’s also terrible for the staff at the club who have either lost their jobs or have worked without pay to desperately try and keep the club going.
"The reception Northampton Town and the club's staff gave us at the Plymouth game was brilliant and really cheered Dan up, and we are really looking forward to Dan being one of the mascots on Saturday."
We understand the last few weeks have been difficult for Dan and his family, but we hope they will enjoy a good day by helping to lead the Cobblers out against Crawley Town on Community Day.