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WILDER - 'CONTRACT OFFERS WERE DESERVED'

10 May 2014

Cobblers boss says offers of new deals were earned

Chris Wilder says the four players offered new deals - Chris Hackett, Gregor Robertson, David Moyo and Connor Roberts - all deserved their contract offers.

“We could have made one or two more changes but we've rewarded a couple of the players who did well towards the end of the season," said Wilder.

“David Moyo and Connor should both sign and hopefully Gregor and Chris will accept their terms.

“There is not going to be a lot of movement on those offers, we feel that we are a good progressive club and hopefully the players will see that and decide to sign and commit.

“There is more to come from David Moyo, he’s got pace which is frightening but we need to work on his skills and his technical ability. He’s a great boy and he’s willing to work and put the hours in.

“Connor has done fantastically well in the youth team and he is a young boy who we think quite a lot of. He’s progressing and improving and he deserves a professional contract.

“Gregor gives us versatility, he’s played a part and we need players like that.

“When Chris plays well we play well and I think he has shown his value towards the end of the season. He’s a fantastic professional and he deserves his offer.

“We’ve offered Ben Tozer another year, we’ve tried to balance his contract up a little bit and hopefully Ben will take up that offer.

“Ian Morris' contract clause has been activated but I’d have offered him a contract for next season anyway because I think he’s done really well. His attitude has been first class and he’s produced some excellent performances towards the end of the season.

“I haven’t spoken to Mathias Kouo-Doumbe yet but I will sit down and have a discussion with him when he is back in the country. We will look at everything and then make a decision off the back of that.

“Alex Nicholls along with Kelvin Langmead has shown admirable commitment and desire to get his career back on track.

“It’s going to be a tough summer for him but he’s going to be working extremely hard and hopefully he will come back in pre-season and show the talent and the ability that made him a crowd favourite.

“If he does well then I’m sure we can sit round a table and look to offer him a deal but he’s honest enough to know that he needs to get himself back fit and playing games first."

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