Dear Supporters of Nantwich Town,

I would like to express my thanks for your support of the club in these strange times. With the abrupt conclusion of the 2019-20 season, we understand completely that there are bigger things than football to concentrate on, but we believe that the verdict from the FA was hastily decided and it is disappointing that perhaps we won’t have football until October.

For me, even if the 2019-20 season had to be suspended, it was imperative that we should finish the campaign, even if that meant 2019-20 became 2019-21. I felt that we were having a very good campaign, and we would have made the play-offs at the very least, and we were looking forward to being involved. We were a point off Lancaster and had three games in hand, so there was every chance we would have been in that four-team shoot-out at the end of the year.

Some of the biggest losers in this decision are South Shields, who were champions-elect in our division, and I also feel sorry for Neil Baker’s Leek, who would have been in our league next year if the campaign had not been cancelled.

I also think that the fans have also missed out this year. The supporters, as always, have been incredible and have backed us home and away all-season long. We’ve had some great days this year, from Telford away, to Scarborough at home, to South Shields away – and it’s a disappointment that those games have been buried and technically don’t exist anymore.

However, I’d like to make it clear that we as a club are doing all that we can to work through the unprecedented challenges that are currently facing us. We will be back as strong as ever, however, to do this, we will need your help and support and that of the community and our commercial partners more than ever, and while the decision is difficult and disappointing now, I am sure we will return as a stronger unit next year.

Until then, I’d like to once again thank you for your incredible support this season, and wish the best of health to you and your families at this time.

Yours,

Dave Cooke