Ipswich Town are one of a number of clubs understood to be plotting a move for Northampton Town keeper David Cornell, as reported by Football Insider.
Bart Bialkowski completed his move from the Tractor Boys to Millwall yesterday, with Tomas Holy and Will Norris both currently vying for the number one shirt at Portman Road. It seems that’s not enough for Paul Lambert, who saw his side move to the top of League One this week, as he’s set to go head to head with a couple of big hitters for 28-year-old Cornell.
Derby County are perhaps the biggest name eyeing the stopper, with Blackburn Rovers also thought to be interested in acquiring his services. He’s out of contract in the summer and could walk away for free and has been catching the eye of scouts with some top displays for Keith Curle’s side.
The keeper has started in 28 times in all competitions thus far this season, keeping 10 clean sheets, as the Cobblers have climbed into the top seven. He’s a product of the Swansea City youth academy and has spent the last three and a half years at Sixfields, amassing 98 appearances, having joined on a free transfer from Oldham Athletic in the summer of 2016.
He’s also enjoyed loan spells with Port Talbot, Hereford, Hibernian and Portsmouth and has been capped up to Under 21 level by Wales.
This is interesting news indeed. A move to Derby wouldn’t likely bring regular football and for a player with such a good run of form behind him, we wonder if he might head to the place he’s likely to get a game.
Is that Ipswich though? Giant stopper Holy was seemingly in good form but has been out of favour of late, with Norris preferred. Would the competition there really suit Cornell?
Oddly, Blackburn Rovers might actually be the best destination for him,