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Cobblers poised to name Chris Wilder as new boss

Wilder: New man at Northampton? Credit: PA

Northampton Town look set to name a successor to former manager Aidy Boothroyd.

The Cobblers have agreed a compensation deal with Oxford United over boss Chris Wilder who resigned at the weekend.

Wilder, 46, resigned as Oxford boss on Saturday after five years in charge and has been targeted by Northampton, who have been without a permanent manager since the sacking of Aidy Boothroyd on December 21.

Northampton are four points adrift at the bottom of Sky Bet League Two while Oxford are sixth in the same division.

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Northampton Town secure James Hurst loan deal

Crawley Town defender James Hurst has joined League Two outfit Northampton Town. Credit: PA Images

Crawley Town defender James Hurst has joined League Two outfit Northampton Town on a month's loan.

The 21-year-old came through the academy system at West Brom, before signing his first professional contract at Portsmouth in 2008.

The right-back joined Crawley last summer after a spell at Icelandic club Valur, but has struggled for first team minutes with the Reds.

Hurst could in line to make his Cobblers debut tomorrow when Northampton travel to Torquay United in a pivotal clash at the bottom of the table.

Northampton Town release veteran striker Clive Platt

Clive Platt has left Sixfields. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have released veteran striker Clive Platt after the club decided to terminate his contract.

The 36-year-old has struggled with injuries during this campaign after picking up a calf problem towards the end of last season.

Former MK Dons and Colchester United forward Platt scored eight goals during his time at Sixfields.

Northampton Town swoop for Sean McGinty and Matty Blair

Sean McGinty started his career at Manchester United. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have completed the loan signings of Sheffield United defender Sean McGinty and Fleetwood Town winger Matty Blair.

Both players have joined on initial month-long loan deals.

Matty Blair has joined from Fleetwood Town. Credit: PA

Republic of Ireland under 21 international McGinty started his career at Manchester United, although he never made a first team appearance at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Blair only moved to Fleetwood Town last summer following an impressive spell at York City.

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