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Northampton Town seal Alan Connell and Ricky Ravenhill deals

Northampton Town have signed Alan Connell. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed Bradford City striker Alan Connell on a deal until the end of the season.

The ex Ipswich Town man has been deemed surplus to requirements at the League One club.

30-year-old Connell is new Cobblers manager Chris Wilder's first signing since taking over earlier this week.

Ricky Ravenhill has signed a permanent deal. Credit: PA

Northampton have also confirmed that former loan player Ricky Ravenhill has put pen to paper on a permanent contract with the club.

The experienced midfielder made six appearances at Sixfields earlier in the campaign, and has now agreed an 18 month deal.

Northampton Town allow experienced defender Paul Reid to leave

Paul Reid has been allowed to move on. Credit: PA

Northampton Town defender Paul Reid has left Sixfields after the club opted not to offer the 31-year-old a new contract.

Reid returned to Northampton for a second spell in September, over 10 years since his first appearance for the Cobblers.

However, new manager Chris Wilder has now allowed the experienced centre-back to move on.

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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.

More details on the club website.

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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.

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