Kettering Town continue Corby Town Steel Park link-up

Kettering Town will continue to play games at Corby Town's Steel Park until at least Christmas.

Former director Ritchie Jeune confirmed the deal to BBC Radio Northampton.

The Poppies played their Southern League match against Redditch at Steel Park last weekend because their Nene Park home has no electricity.

Saturday's visit of Bedworth United will be switched to Sunday - although Bedworth need to confirm they are happy for the game to be moved.

Games set for Steel Park

  • Bedworth United - weekend of 24 November
  • Bideford - Tuesday 27 November
  • Chesham Utd - weekend of 8 December
  • Weymouth - weekend 22 December

Kettering will pay £1,000 per game to hire the pitch and will cover any extra costs.

Jeune, who brokered the initial deal with Corby and has described himself as the "short-term custodian" of the Poppies, said: "The league requires us to notify them where we are playing until Christmas.

"Financially it's OK for us and Corby get to generate revenue. It's a commercial arrangement between the teams.

"If we get a good gate we will make the money from the gate. From my position I don't want to be generating any new debt. So we need to make sure what is being generated covers our costs."

The Poppies will play on a Sunday if any of their games clash with Blue Square Bet North side Corby's fixtures.

Jeune, who is overseeing the running of the club until a proposed sale by owner Imraan Ladak to a consortium is complete, added that he does not expect to be offered a role at the club under the new regime.

Financially stricken Kettering have not played at their Nene Park home since 7 October.