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Northampton Town sign sacked Leicester City goalkeeper Smith

Former Leicester City goalkeeper Adam Smith Credit: Northampton Town FC

Northampton Town have given a second chance to disgraced Leicester City goalkeeper Adam Smith, after he was recently sacked by the Foxes for his involvement in a sex video on their end-of-season tour of Thailand.

The Cobblers have signed the 22-year-old on a two-year-deal, subject to a medical.

Smith joined Leicester City in 2010 and spent five years with the Foxes, but had loan spells with six clubs including Cambridge United and Stevenage.

Chris Wilder. Credit: PA

"I'm aware that this signing will create debate. Adam was involved in an incident at Leicester that was very wrong and he knows that better than anyone.

He paid a price for that, he has apologised and is ashamed of what happened.

He is a very good goalkeeper, and one who needs to be in and around a first team place to push himself forward and I am sure he will prove a good addition."

– Chris Wilder, Manager, Northampton Town

Northampton's football club set to be sold off

Northampton Town football club is set to be taken over by an Indian consortium.

Chairman and owner of the League Two side, David Cardoza, has signed a 'heads of terms agreement'.

The deal includes 100% of the company that owns the lease on the land.

Click below to watch a report from Sixfields by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Beecroft

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Northampton Town set to be taken over by Indian consortium

The consortium wants to redevelop Sixfields, Northampton Town's ground. Credit: PA Wire

Northampton Town Football Club is set to be taken over by an Indian consortium.

The club have announced they have reached an "initial agreement with the new owners" who are committed to redeveloping the club's Sixfields Stadium.

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has confirmed he has signed a Heads of Terms agreement with a party interested in buying his controlling share in the club.

Contracts are yet to be signed but are being worked on by lawyers for both side.

Northampton chairman David Cardoza says the move is very positive for the club. Credit: Northampton Town Football Club

"This would be a very positive move for the club. I hope supporters recognise that while they might always agree with my decisions, I have always acted in the best interests of the club and I am doing the same again here.

“The deal includes 100% of the company that owns the lease on the land to be redeveloped and is a major investment in Sixfields and Northampton as a whole and benefits the wider community, not just the football club.

– David Cardoza, Northampton Town Chairman

Former Northampton Town star Carlisle banned from driving for three years

Clarke Carlisle arrives in court today. Credit: PA

Former Northampton Town footballer Clarke Carlisle has been banned from driving at Highbury Magistrates Court for three years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence.

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Clarke Carlisle in court over failing to provide breath test

The former Northampton Town defender Clarke Carlisle is due in court today, charged with failing to provide a breath sample after being pulled over by police in December last year.

Clarke Carlisle Credit: PA Images

The incident came just days before the 35-year-old attempted suicide by throwing himself in front of a lorry in North Yorkshire.

The former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association has been in the news since the incident speaking about his battle with depression.

Cobblers reveal new signing

Diego De Girolamo is the Cobblers' new signing. Credit: Northampton Town Football Club.

Northampton Town have revealed their new signing - Sheffield United striker Diego De Girolamo - on loan until the end of the season.

De Girolamo has so far made three starts and six substitute appearances for the Blades at Bramall Lane.

He has also scored four times for York City during a number of loan spells this season.

His contract with Sheffield United comes to an end this summer and he has already been linked with moves to Juventus and a number of Premier League clubs.

Samaritans charity hail Clarke Carlisle's "bravery" after star speaks out about suicide attempt

Clarke Carlisle has revealed that he attempted to take his own life. Credit: PA

The Samaritans charity have hailed the bravery of Clarke Carlisle after the former Northampton Town defender revealed to a national newspaper that he tried to take his own life.

Carlisle told The Sun that he'd battled with depression after his playing career came to an end and that he threw himself in front of a lorry on the A64 in Yorkshire in the hope that he would be killed.

"It takes a lot of strength to raise these issues. We commend him for being so brave and speaking so openly about the feelings which led him to try to take his own life.

Because he has spoken out, we hope others will feel able to share their own feelings if they are struggling to cope and crucially, ask for help."

– Samaritans

Samaritans helpline: 08457 90 90 90

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