Kelvin Thomas: Northampton Town chairman calls for patience

Kelvin Thomas
Thomas became chairman of Northampton Town in November 2015

Northampton Town chairman Kelvin Thomas has spoken of the need for patience as the Cobblers move towards promotion.

After consecutive draws, Northampton sit 14 points clear of second-placed Oxford and 16 clear of third-placed Bristol Rovers.

"We have to be patient and we feel it will come," Thomas told BBC Radio Northampton.

"It just feels like the line has been there a long time and we just want to get over it."

The Cobblers face in-form Rovers on Saturday, with the Pirates having taken a total of 24 points from their last 10 league games.

And Northampton can win both promotion and the league title with a win if Oxford then fail to beat Crawley on the same day.

"We know this is a massive game," Thomas continued. "It's probably a bigger game because of the run Bristol Rovers are on.

"That (winning the league) is what the goal is. It would take a momentous effort from two or three other teams now, who would basically have to win every game.

"I pinch myself every day when I wake up," he added. "Football always takes a bit of luck, but in reality there has been a lot of hard work behind it as well."