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Cobblers boss misses the matchday buzz that supporters bring

30 November 2020

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle says the Cobblers squad cannot wait to see supporters back in the PTS Academy Stadium.

1,000 season ticket holders will be at the PTS Academy Stadium as part of a test event for Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 fixture with Doncaster Rovers, before another 2,000 will attend the Lincoln City game on Saturday December 19th. It is anticipated that season ticket holders will be able to attend two out of every three home league matches moving forward.

"It's something the whole changing room has been talking about," said Curle. "There's an anticipation about getting fans back into the stadium.

"There's a need for football to be back on the agenda and back on the menu for a lot of households.

"I think it's a release for a lot of supporters and it's important for people's mental health. It's a chance for them to get out of the house and they can shout and scream at their favourite team and then they go back home full of joy after seeing a good game and, hopefully, a good result. It makes the weekend very enjoyable.

"I like the build-up and I like the atmosphere surrounding matchdays and there's nothing better than the want and anticipation of supporters before kick-off.

"Make a good start to the game and then you get a bounce in the stadium, especially at this football club whether it's Saturday or Tuesday night. It'll be excellent to have that again."

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