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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


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

Northampton Town swoop for former Southampton man Hoskins

Sam Hoskins has joined Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Southampton striker Sam Hoskins on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old has agreed a one-year contract after impressing while on trial.

He was released by Yeovil Town at the end of last season.

Ivan Toney looks set to join Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Hoskins could replace Cobblers forward Ivan Toney who's believed to be training with Premier League side Newcastle United today with a view to joining them on a permanent deal.

Reports: Northampton Town striker Toney undergoes medical at Newcastle United

Ivan Toney looks set to join Newcastle United. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney is reportedly undergoing a medical at Premier League side Newcastle United.

19-year-old Toney has attracted interest from the Magpies throughout the summer, and was left out of Northampton's recent friendly against Brackley Town due to speculation linking him with several clubs.

However, Newcastle appear to have now won the race for his signature.

Steve McClaren is expected to loan Toney out to another club next season in order to further his development.

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

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
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