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Cornell joins Northampton Town as Clarke heads for exit

David Cornell (left) has joined Northampton Town, but Ryan Clarke is heading to AFC Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Swansea City goalkeeper David Cornell on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old Welshman has agreed a two-year at Sixfields.

Cornell has been a free agent since he was released by Oldham Athletic earlier this summer.

He will now compete with Adam Smith for the number one jersey.

David is a good signing for us.

He will come in to challenge and compete with Adam Smith and he has knowledge and experience of playing at this level.

He has a good pedigree and I'm sure he will fit in well in the dressing room.

I think he was unfortunate to have been released by Oldham but hopefully their loss can be our gain.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Meanwhile, veteran 'keeper Ryan Clarke has left Northampton to join fellow League One side AFC Wimbledon.


Jamie Vardy will start for England

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will start for England in tonight's match against Slovakia.

He will be hoping for a repeat of his success in England's match with Wales last week, where he scored the team's equaliser.

England went on to win that game 2-1. They just need to draw tonight to guarantee making it through to the last 16.

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Wenger believes Jamie Vardy will stay at Leicester

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he expects Jamie Vardy to stay at Leicester.

The Frenchman appears ready for defeat in his chase for the striker after the Gunners triggered his £20million release clause.

Vardy is currently with England at Euro 2016 and scored in their 2-1 win over Wales on Thursday. He has insisted he would not make a decision on his future until after England's involvement in France ended.

Arsene Wenger believes Jamie Vardy will stay at Leicester City Credit: PA

But Wenger, in an interview with Chinese TV, said he believes the 28-year-old is ready to remain loyal to last season's shock Premier League champions.

He said: "Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester."

Leicester made a counter offer to Vardy, who only signed his most recent contract until 2019 in February, to try to convince him to stay at the King Power Stadium, although it is understood they could not match Arsenal's deal.


Nottingham Forest appoint new director of football

Nottingham Forest have appointed Pedro Pereira as the club’s new director of football.

Mr Pereira is a football professional with extensive experience in scouting and development.

He has previously spent 13 years at Portuguese side Sporting Braga.

Nottingham Forest's training ground Credit: EMPICS Sport / EMPICS Sport / PA

It is a big honour and at the same time a great challenge to work with such a historical and important club as Nottingham Forest and I want to sincerely thank the Chairman for offering this opportunity to me.

I respect deeply the history of the club but we have to look ahead and create the background for a new chapter of success, stability and victories. Nottingham Forest has huge potential and I believe and hope I can contribute significantly in bringing the club back to the Premier League.

Our focus is to prepare the team for the coming season and to fulfil our ambitions. We need the support of all Nottingham Forest fans to achieve our goals.

– Pedro Pereira, Director of Football, Nottingham Forest

Leicester's Jamie Vardy helps England to victory over Wales

Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy Credit: Owen Humphreys / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City's star striker Jamie Vardy made a fantastic impression when he came on for England at half-time against Wales to score the equaliser.

Daniel Sturridge, who also came off the bench, earned England the vital win with a late goal.

England went into half-time behind following a Gareth Bale free-kick.

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