Northampton chairman David Cardoza has admitted his obvious disappointment at losing top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa but preferred to look forward to a bright new future.
The striker joined the Cobblers in January 2008 and has become a popular figure at Sixfields due to his impressive scoring record. But after he turned down a new deal in the hope of a move to a potentially bigger club, Cardoza believes it is time to look forward and not back.
"I`m obviously disappointed that Bayo has gone," he told Cobblers Player. "But on the other hand it gives Sammo (manager Ian Sampson) the opportunity to bring in two or three more players. I`m upset, he was obviously an icon here but we move on."
He added: "He's got a very decent offer (from Town), I don`t think he`s going to be getting much more elsewhere but, definitely, being in League Two doesn`t help.
"Sammo`s acting extremely well on this. I think he`s basically told people `you`ve got a few days to make your mind up`, they haven`t done that so he`s said `thank you very much, goodbye`.
"He`s got plenty of time now to get on. He`s got some pretty exciting targets so I think we`ll all be quite pleased by the end of this."
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