Cobblers stand-in gets FA punishment


David Lee, caretaker manager at Northampton Town, has been punished by the FA for using language and/or behaviour amounting to improper conduct during his side’s 4-3 loss at Gillingham last week.

The-41-year-old did not challenge the charge and received a fine of £500, along with a one-match touchline ban. Lee served this ban in the Cobblers’ defeat to Luton Town in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The latest piece of bad news comes in a tough few days for Northampton, who saw the departure of their manager Gary Johnson yesterday. Lee has subsequently taken temporary charge in the interim.

His first task at the helm will be the home tie against Shrewsbury on Saturday, where he will be hoping his side can earn their first win since the start of October.

The Cobblers’ chairman, David Cardoza, has told fans he is taking his time over Johnson’s replacement and will be waiting for the right man before making an appointment.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “I've got nobody in mind at all at the moment.

"We will take our time as we generally do but if the right person is available then we will take it.

"I don't know what route we are going to go down but we will have a good look at it and see who's out there.

"If the right person turns up tomorrow then we will make the appointment tomorrow but we don't rush into appointments, we just know what we are looking for."

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