Kettering Town have announced a further step forward in their bid to return to Kettering.

The club and Kettering Borough Council have confirmed that contracts have been exchanged relating to the purchase of the land known as Frenches Field.

The Poppies left their Rockingham Road home back in 2011.

Chairman David Mahoney said as part of today’s announcement: “When we announced our intention to purchase land for our new home, we made it very clear that it would take time. Whilst we didn’t envisage any real issues, with the base purchase, we were being realistic and wanted to manage expectations.

“I’m obviously delighted that we have reached this point. As well as thanking everyone at the club and our legal representatives, I also want to thank the team at Kettering Borough Council and those at the Allotment Society, who have helped make this happen.

“I keep reminding people that every journey starts with a single step. Well, we’ve just taken a massive stride in getting the club back to Kettering.”

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