Curle not surprised clubs looking at Cornell

Northampton boss Keith Curle has said he is unsuprised that keeper David Cornell has been linked with a move away from Sixfields.

Cornell, who is out of contract in the summer, was linked with a potential move to Portman Road in January, perhaps with a view with Will Norris getting recalled by Wolves.

Cornell, who has also been linked with Preston North End and Middlesbrough, has been a star performer for Keith Curle’s side so far this season, with Northampton Town currently sitting in the League Two play-off spots. Cornell has started in all of the Cobblers’ 19 League Two games so far, helping keep eight clean sheets in the process.

Asked about the rumoured interest in his goalkeeper, Curle said: “Dai Cornell has plenty of clean sheets this season and people are going to look at him.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if there were lots of clubs looking at lots of our players and I think that’s a good sign.

“We’re not scared of it and we don’t deter it. If clubs come in and show an interest directly to myself, I speak to the football club to make sure they’re aware of it and then the first person I speak to is the player.

“And for players who are playing well, there’s a reason why they’re playing well and why they’re getting interest in them – it’s about maintaining those high standards and doing the simple things very well.”

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