Ex-Premier League star in Northampton talks

Former Premier League player Karl Henry is reportedly in talks with League two side Northampton Town.

The 35-year old is a free agent after leaving Bolton at the end of last season and manager Keith Curle is reportedly hoping to have him tied down to a deal ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Lincoln City.

Henry made 272 appearances for Wolves in a seven year stay with the club, 90 of which came in the Premier League.

He went on to play for Queens Park Rangers where he made a further 33 top flight outings in 2015. He helped stabilise Bolton Wanderers last season, escaping relegation on the final day of the season and despite his advancing years his signing would be a huge coup for the Cobblers.

They recently sacked manager Dean Austin, but have since seen an upturn in fortunes under former Carlisle United boss Keith Curle. They’re currently 15th in League Two after suffering relegation last season.

Our View

This could be a massive move for Northampton. Henry is combative (to say the least) and is never far away from a booking or crunching tackle.

If he could find his feet quickly in League Two it could be a great move, but a word of warning; underestimate at your peril. David Vaughan’s terrible spell at Notts County has proven it isn’t straightforward.

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