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Coventry close to Northampton groundshare

Created on Jul. 04, 2013 8:51 AM EST

A deal that would see Coventry groundshare with Northampton is on the cards, according to the League Two side's chairman.

Financially troubled Coventry will no longer play at the Ricoh Arena and Northampton chairman David Cardoza confirmed that a deal could be done to share Sixfields.

Cardoza told BBC Radio Northampton: "There's some legs in this, but it's not near done and dusted.

"As soon as it is or isn't I will let everybody know.

"It's speculation at the minute, but we'll see where this goes. I'm a little bit surprised about some of the stuff that's been said."

Coventry have been in administration since March and have struggled to finance rental payments on their current stadium. 

The Ricoh's owners, Arena Coventry Ltd, also offered the club the option of using the venue for a season rent-free.

Coventry's future is believed to depend on whether they can prove to the Football League that they can come out of adminstration. 

The Football League are set to meet on Thursday in order to discuss the proposals with Northampton. 

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