Tim Flowers Named As Caretaker Manager Of Northampton Townby Paul Smith / 22 November 2011, 15:47Tweet
League Two strugglers Northampton Town have replaced caretaker manager David Lee with goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers following their woeful defeat to Shrewsbury at the weekend. The 44-year-old former England player will take temporary charge of the Cobblers until the club finds a replacement for Gary Johnson, who departed last week after eight months in charge. Chairman David Cardoza has said that an appointment is unlikely to happen before the weekend.
Northampton were humiliated 7-2 at home by Shrewsbury last Saturday, in what was their heaviest home defeat for 64 years. The embarrassing result sees them slip to 20th in the table, and with a woeful run of seven defeats in their last eight games in all competitions. The club are in desperate need of a spark to get them out of this slump and in the short term the board will be hoping that Flowers can lift team moral and motivate the players ahead of Saturday's crunch match with fellow strugglers Plymouth, who are currently rock-bottom and seven points behind the Cobblers. Stan James have installed Northampton as the narrow 6/4 favourites while Plymouth are priced at 7/4. With Northampton failing to win in eight matches and Plymouth in six, a draw may prove to be a wise bet at 23/10.
Aidy Boothroyd is the new 2/1 favourite with Stan James in the Next Northampton Town Manager Betting, with the likes of Marcus Law, Sean O'Driscoll, Eoin Jess and the previous favourite Nicky Forster, all in the running, while Flowers can be found at 10/1. Flowers' only previous experience of management was at non-league Stafford Rangers, whom he left in January after just 11 matches in charge. However, he has worked as an assistant manager at Coventry, QPR and Hull.
All odds provided by Stan James.