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Rob Page sacked as Northampton manager

Rob Page has been sacked as Northampton Town manager despite only being appointed as manager in May.

A 5-0 loss against Bristol Rovers on was their 9th loss in the last 11 matches. After the match Page apologised for his comments after describing the match as "men against girls".

Northampton's chairman Kelvin Thomas said "Following the recent run of results we feel that a change is necessary. Paul Wilkinson will take temporary charge of the team while we begin discussions with potential repla­cements, and all focus will now shift to preparations for Saturday's important fixture against Scunthorpe United."

Page joined Northampton from Port Vale in May last year after Chris Wilder left to take charge at Sheffield United, having just guided Northampton to the League Two title.

Thomas added "Rob has always been extremely professional throughout his time and has only ever wanted the club to be successful."

"It was always going to be a very tough challenge following last year and the expectation that created, so we thank him for his efforts and we wish him very well for the future."

JC

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