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Young Sheffield United striker Calvert-Lewin joins Northampton Town on loan

Chris Wilder is happy that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has joined the Cobblers. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed young Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin on loan until January.

The 18-year-old will replace fellow forward Ivan Toney who left the Cobblers to join Premier League side Newcastle United earlier this week.

Calvert-Lewin can also play in midfield and recently signed a new three-year contract with the Blades.

“With Ivan gone we were obviously looking to bring in another striker and we’re delighted to have signed Dominic.

He’s very highly rated at Sheffield United, he’s a great kid and hopefully he can add to what we’ve already got at the top of the pitch.

We always look to unearth players that maybe a lot of people haven’t heard about and that’s what we’ve done with Dominic.

We like what we’ve seen of him so far, he’s enthusiastic and he’s got the ability.

We’re not a fan of short term loans but we’ve got Dominic until January and Sheffield United know he will get well looked after.

He’s still young but we feel we can help him develop and he will definitely be involved and it’s important that we have plenty of competition all over the pitch.”

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager

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Norwich City midfielder Howson pens new four-year deal

Jonny Howson celebrates scoring against Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

The 27-year-old has been a key figure since arriving from Leeds United in 2012 and has now played over 100 games for the Canaries.

Howson scored nine goals last season as Norwich regained their place in the Premier League.

"I'm really pleased, especially after last season going so well.

Since the manager has come in everyone knows how well we've done, and I'm excited to remain a part of that. That's not to say it's going to be simple, because you always have to keep working hard.

If everyone does that then I'm sure we'll have a good season."

– Jonny Howson, Norwich City

Colchester United land former Ipswich Town man Ambrose

Darren Ambrose has joined Colchester United. Credit: PA

Colchester United have signed former Ipswich Town midfielder Darren Ambrose on a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old has been keeping himself fit by training with his former employers at Portman Road.

Ambrose moves on a free transfer and could make his U's debut against Blackpool on Saturday.

Northampton Town star Toney completes dream Newcastle United move

Ivan Toney has signed for Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney has completed a dream move to Premier League side Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Magpies.

Toney scored 10 goals for the Cobblers last season after breaking into the first team, and had attracted interest from several other clubs.

"I'm happy to be here and very excited.

The players here are a great standard and I can't wait to get going and show what I'm all about.

Being a young lad who is scoring goals in the Football League was a great thing. Now I want to progress here and eventually do it in the Premier League."

– Ivan Toney, Newcastle United
Chris Wilder is proud of Toney's move. Credit: PA

Northampton boss Chris Wilder has backed the move, which is believed to be worth £300,000 to the Cobblers, and says that they will now look to bring in a replacement.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for Ivan to go and join one of the biggest clubs in the country.

Newcastle United are a huge club and to have a club like that sign Ivan is of huge credit to Ivan and Northampton Town.

I'm not surprised as it is clear he has a huge amount of ability and to have played 60 games and scored 13 goals in senior football at 19 years old, an age when not many players have even made their debut, shows just how much potential he has. He is already used to senior football and he has the outlook and physical presence way beyond many other 19 year olds.

We are really sorry to see him go but we understand and accept it is hard to stand in the way of a player when a big Premier League club have an interest. We wish Ivan well.

We need a replacement for him and that's something we are working on."

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager

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Peterborough United midfielder Newell completes Rotherham move

Joe Newell (right) has joined Rotherham United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United midfielder Joe Newell has joined Championship side Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.

Posh gave special permission for the 22-year-old to feature in a pre-season game for the Millers, and they have now taken up the option to sign him.

Newell came through the academy at Peterborough and made over 100 appearances for the first team.

'It is a great opportunity for Joe and I am sure he will do very well in the Championship with Rotherham.'

– Dave Robertson, Peterborough United caretaker manager

Norwich City midfielder Mulumbu ruled out for 'several weeks'

Youssouf Mulumbu has been ruled out for a number of weeks. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has been ruled out for "several weeks" after breaking his metatarsal.

The 28-year-old limped out of the Canaries' 2-1 friendly win over Brentford on Saturday (August 1), and tonight their worst fears have been confirmed.

Mulumbu joined Norwich on a free transfer this summer.

“Unfortunately Youssouf has a fractured metatarsal which requires immediate surgery.

We anticipate his recovery should take several weeks and this is something we will be able to assess further after the operation has taken place today.”

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

Reports: Ipswich Town set to sign Brentford star Douglas

Jonathan Douglas looks set to join Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town are reportedly close to signing Brentford midfielder Jonathan Douglas.

It's understood that the 33-year-old is undergoing a medical at the club's Playford Road training centre this afternoon.

Douglas has fallen out of favour at Griffin Park since the arrival of new Bees boss Marinus Dijkhuizen.

The Irishman captained Brentford last season as they made The Championship play-offs, scoring 8 goals.

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How many goals Douglas scored for Brentford last season.

Ironically, Douglas could make his Ipswich debut at Griffin Park on Saturday when Town get their season underway at Brentford.

Meanwhile, Ipswich youngster Matt Clarke has joined League Two side Portsmouth on loan until January.

Ipswich Town to offer deals to trialists Coke and Touré

Giles Coke. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that the club will offer deals to trialists Giles Coke and Larsen Touré.

Former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Coke and Guinean winger Touré will both be staying at Portman Road after impressing.

Town drew their last pre-season game against Dutch side FC Utrecht 1-1 yesterday. They start their Championship campaign at Brentford next week.

Larsen Touré. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Giles and Larsen will be staying with us, they’ve both been offered deals.

I knew about Giles anyway from him playing against us over the years and I’ve always liked him as a player. He’s come in and done really well.

Larsen impressed me as soon as he walked through the door and trained with us. He’s definitely got something and I’m delighted to get both of them on board.”

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager
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