Reports: Town eyeing Northampton stopper

Town are reportedly keeping a close eye on Northampton ‘keeper David Cornell.

According to The Football Insider, Town, alongside Championship duo Preston North End and Middlesbrough, are all said to have watched over Cornell in recent weeks and with the January transfer window just under a month away, they are considering a swoop for the Welshman.

Cornell’s contract at Northampton is set to expire at the end of the season so should any of the three clubs said keen make a move, they could be able to bring him in on the cheap.

Cornell 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.

Cornell – a product of the Swansea City youth academy – has been with Northampton Town for three and a half years now, joining on a free transfer from Oldham Athletic in the summer of 2016. Since then, he has played 88 times for the Cobblers.

Town could be in the market for a goalkeeper in January with Town boss Paul Lambert confirming Will Norris could be recalled by his parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Subscribe to our TOTT newsletter to ensure you keep up to date on all things related to Ipswich Town