Alan McCormack among 13 players released by Northampton Town after promotion

Northampton Town chairman Kelvin Thomas speaks with ITV Anglia via Zoom from Florida

Experienced midfielder Alan McCormack is among 13 players who have been released by Northampton Town following their promotion to League One.

The Cobblers won the League Two play-off final 4-0 against Exeter City at an empty Wembley on Monday night.

McCormack, 36, was a key part of their promotion campaign, and started Monday's final.

However, the club have now decided to let him go as they start to re-shape their squad for their return to the third tier.

It's the second summer in a row that the Irishman has found himself without a club after he was also released by Luton Town after their promotion to the Championship in 2019.

Jordan Turnbull and David Cornell. Credit: PA

The Cobblers have also allowed a host of other players, including defender Jordan Turnbull, goalkeeper David Cornell and Wembley goalscorer Andy Williams, to find new clubs.

"This is always a difficult part of the job, particularly after winning promotion on Monday night," manager Keith Curle said.

"My job is to make these decisions for the betterment of the football club and to look to the future."

I would like to thank all of the players collectively for their efforts. I cannot speak highly enough of their attitudes and their commitment.

Keith Curle, Northampton Town manager

Sam Hoskins, Vadaine Oliver and Michael Harriman have been offered new deals to stay at the PTS Academy Stadium though, while youngsters Scott Pollock, Shaun McWilliams and Jacob Ballinger have agreed fresh terms.

Players released by Northampton Town

  • Alan McCormack

  • Camron McWilliams

  • Jordan Turnbull

  • Andy Williams

  • Ryan Hughes

  • David Cornell

  • Jay Williams

  • Reece Hall-Johnson

  • Billy Waters

  • Sean Whaler

  • Paul Anderson

  • Bradley Lashley

  • Jack Newell