Northampton appoint former Blackburn goalkeeper Tim Flowers as caretaker manager

League Two side Northampton Town have appointed goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers as caretaker manager with immediate effect.

The move comes after the Cobblers were thumped 7-2 at home to Shrewsbury on Saturday under the temporary stewardship of David Lee, who had been promoted to caretaker following Gary Johnson’s departure last week.

Lee has now left Sixfields in the aftermath of a defeat that chairman David Cardoza described as “embarrassing and humiliating.”

Cardoza has confirmed that the search for Johnson’s permanent successor is ongoing but a replacement is unlikely to be found before Saturday’s clash with bottom side Plymouth Argyle.

Flowers was pleased to have been given the role when he spoke to the club’s official website but admits he is unlikely to bolster the squad before Thursday’s loan deadline: “We’ve got a massive squad,” he said. “It’s plain to see we’ve got a lot of numbers.

“If push came to shove we could get players in. But the chances are probably not.”

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