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THE NORTHAMPTON TOWN RETAINED LIST

Thank you and good luck to all of those players moving on this summer

6 May 2019

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle has told eight out of contract players that they will not be offered new terms to stay at the club, while a further three who are under contract have been told they are available for transfer.

Dean Bowditch, Jack Bridge, David Buchanan, Luke Coddington, Shay Facey, Sam Foley, James Goff and Joe Iaciofano are the eight out of contract players who will leave the club this summer, while, although under contract, Ash Taylor, Billy Waters and Joe Bunney have been told they are available for transfer.

The following players remain under contract with the club for the 2019/20 season:
David Cornell, Sam Hoskins, Shaun McWilliams, Junior Morias, Aaron Pierre, Jordan Turnbull and Andy Williams.

The following young professionals have also signed professional contracts:
Bradley Lashley, Ryan Hughes, Camron McWilliams, Jack Newell, Scott Pollock, Morgan Roberts, Sean Whaler and Jay Williams.

Daniel Powell has been offered new terms, while John-Joe O'Toole has an option arising from his existing contract and the club are awaiting the player's decision.

"It is never easy telling a player that they won't be offered a new contract but it is part of the job," said manager Keith Curle.

"Of course, we wish all of the departing players well and wish them every success with their ongoing careers, but my job here is to take the footballing side of the club forward and there needs to be changes made.

"As well as saying goodbye to eight players who are out of contract, we have also made three under contract players available in Ash Taylor, Billy Waters and Joe Bunney as their futures lie away from the club. In addition, some more of the players who are under contract for next season might decide, following our conversations on Monday, that their futures lie elsewhere too, and that will become clearer over the summer.

"In terms of the players at the club, we saw an exciting group of young players sign their professional contracts towards the end of the season. We saw nearly 60 first team appearances from Academy players and graduates this season and that shows the club's player pathway is open and working and that was a source of huge pride for everyone at the club. Those young players need to be given the time and space to develop though and the appointment of a new member of the coaching staff over the summer will help.

"In terms of recruitment, we have been doing our homework and we have identified new signings who we think will help take the club forward.

"We are in advanced talks with some of our targets and their agents and we hope to be able to confirm the first new arrival later this week.

"We won't be drawn in to bidding wars this summer, we will have a value on any player that we think is fair and if they aren't happy with that, maybe they aren't right for us and we will move on. Value for money will be a big factor for me this summer.

"It will be a busy couple of months for us, we have a big summer and pre-season ahead."


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