Speaking to the Northampton Chronicle, Northampton Town manager Justin Edinburgh has warned that the club won’t be splashing the cash despite their recent cash injection. This comes on the back of 5USports purchasing a 60 per cent stake in the Sixfields club.

The Chinese company took on those shares from Northampton Town Ventures Limited, and have promised additional funds to Edinburgh to further improve his squad. However the ex-Newport and Gillingham boss concedes that it is time, not money, which is the way forward.

Edinburgh has been busy this summer in targeting potential recruits to add to his squad as he looks forward to his first pre-season in charge. He has now sent out a clear message to players, clubs and agents that Northampton Town are not spending big this summer,

“We are not going to be throwing needless money away and being big spenders, but it makes us a little bit more competitive in this tough division.

“For me, it is great news and it allows us to strengthen the squad. I think what it does is allow us to bring a couple more in.

“You don’t want to be hasty, as all of a sudden you’re getting phone calls from people you perhaps might not have got from them.

“But obviously, with the investment, that gives us an opportunity to strengthen the squad even further.”

Edinburgh has been in the Northampton job since January after replacing Rob Page. They ended last season just four points above the relegation zone, meaning new recruits are likely to ease any fears the fans may have of another possible relegation battle in the year to come.

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