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Cardoza: We'll take our time over choosing next boss

David Cardoza Credit: PA

David Cardoza chairman of Northampton Town, said the club won't rush to appoint the successor to Aidy Boothroyd.

Speaking on the club's website he said:

Andy King is doing a terrific job steadying the ship," he said in a Cobblers Player interview on Sunday.

"The spirit in the last 3 away games has really pleased me. I expected Andy would do well, and with Tim and the other staff I am reasonably relaxed with the managerial situation."

He added that they wanted to ensure the club retained its league status.

"I am sorry we are in this position again, but we are where we are. The redevelopment is great but the only thing that matters in the next few months is retaining our Football League status."

Top scorer Luke Norris leaves Northampton Town

Luke Norris has returned to Brentford.
Luke Norris has returned to Brentford. Credit: PA

Northampton Town top scorer Luke Norris has returned to parent club Brentford after injury cut short his loan spell at Sixfields.

The youngster has been a key member of the Cobblers squad since joining in October.

It's been a busy day of departures at Northampton, with defender Matt Heath leaving the club and striker Roy O'Donovan looking set to sign for Brunei DPMM FC.

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Northampton Town allow defender Matt Heath to move on

Matt Heath has left Northampton Town.
Matt Heath has left Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town defender Matt Heath has left the club after his contract expired.

The experienced centre-back was brought to Sixfields by former manager Aidy Boothroyd, but hasn't featured since September.

The club also announced today that striker Roy O'Donovan could be heading for the exit door, with a move overseas in the pipeline.

Read more: Roy O'Donovan set for overseas move

Northampton Town striker Roy O'Donovan set for overseas move

Roy O'Donovan celebrates scoring against Newport County earlier this season.
Roy O'Donovan celebrates scoring against Newport County earlier this season. Credit: PA

Northampton Town striker Roy O'Donovan looks set to leave Sixfields after being granted permission to discuss a potential move overseas.

The 28-year-old signed a new contract with the Cobblers in the summer, but could now be heading for a fresh start abroad.

O'Donovan will travel to Dubai in the coming days to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical with Brunei DPMM FC.

Northampton Town loanee Stuart Dallas returns to Brentford

Stuart Dallas has returned to parent club Brentford.
Stuart Dallas has returned to parent club Brentford. Credit: PA

On loan Northampton Town winger Stuart Dallas has returned to Brentford after the West London club opted to recall him.

The 22-year-old has been a key member of the Cobblers squad as they battle to avoid relegation from the Football League, scoring three goals in 12 appearances.

However, Northampton will now have to do without the Northern Irishman as he bids to break into Mark Warburton's promotion chasing side in League One.

Ben Tozer is back at Northampton Town.
Ben Tozer is back at Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, the Cobblers have recalled Ben Tozer from his loan spell with Colchester United.

The defender only joined the U's last month but will now be reintroduced back into the squad at Sixfields.

Cobblers swoop for duo

Jacob Blyth has returned to Sixfields for another loan spell.
Jacob Blyth has returned to Sixfields for another loan spell. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have re-signed Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth on loan and also completed a temporary deal for Bradford City midfielder Ricky Ravenhill.

Blyth made 8 appearances for the Cobblers earlier in the season, scoring 3 times, and has now agreed to sign up to a second spell at Sixfields that will run until mid-December.

Ricky Ravenhill could make his debut against Bishop's Stortford.
Ricky Ravenhill could make his debut against Bishop's Stortford. Credit: PA

32-year-old Ravenhill has joined on a month's loan having struggled for regular minutes of late in Yorkshire, and will bring significant Football League experience to Aidy Boothroyd's side having made over 400 senior appearances.

Both players are available for Sunday's televised FA Cup fixture against Bishop's Stortford, which you can watch live on ITV Sport.

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Cobblers sign Posh midfielder

Kane Ferdinand has joined Northampton Town on a month's loan.
Kane Ferdinand has joined Northampton Town on a month's loan. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed Peterborough United midfielder Kane Ferdinand on a month's loan.

The 21-year-old has found first-team opportunities hard to come by of late at London Road and has now joined Aidy Boothroyd's League Two strugglers in the hope of regaining his match sharpness.

Ferdinand joined Peterborough from Southend United in 2012, and made 16 starts and 17 substitute appearances as Posh were relegated from the Championship.

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd told the club's official website that he was happy to land his man:

“Kane is a very attack minded player who can play anywhere in midfield.

“He’s someone we’ve been watching for a while and he will bring more energy to the midfield."

Cobblers secure Norris loan

Brentford striker Luke Norris has signed for Northampton Town on a month's loan.
Brentford striker Luke Norris has signed for Northampton Town on a month's loan. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed young Brentford striker Luke Norris on a month's loan.

20-year-old Norris joined the Bees from Hitchin Town in 2010 and has been allowed to move to Sixfields on a temporary basis in order to gain first-team experience.

Speaking to the club's offical website, Cobblers manager Aidy Boothroyd said that Norris had been on Northampton's radar for some time:

"Luke is a centre forward who is strong and quick and we have watched him for a while.

"He is one of those players on our under 21 list who we have done our homework on.

"With our injuries at the moment we need to add up front and I am sure he can come in and do a good job for us."

Expansion plans for Sixfields Stadium

The Sixfields Stadium in Northampton
The Sixfields Stadium in Northampton Credit: ITV Anglia

Northampton Town are to submit a planning application to develop the Sixfields Stadium.

The plans would allow the capacity to increase to around 10,000 and see new corporate boxes and a conference centre form part of the East Stand.

It's the first phase of an improvement scheme made possible by a £12 million loan from the Borough Council.

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