The January transfer window is not far away and for Middlesbrough it’s essential that they’re ready.
The Teessiders have had a torrid season so far and sit in 20th place in the Championship after picking up just 17 points from 19 games so far.
Add into that the number of injured players on the sidelines and you start to see why January needs to go well at the Riverside Stadium.
Jonathan Woodgate’s side have been linked with a move for Northampton Town goalkeeper David Cornell, according to Football Insider.
Preston are also said to be keen on a move, but would the stopper be a worthwhile signing based on his season so far? Let’s take a look.
It’s been a decent start to the season for Northampton Town, and David Cornell has played a key role in that.
The Cobblers currently sit in sixth place in League Two and look good value for their place in the play-off positions based on their form so far this term.
As well as being the joint-third highest scorers in the league, Northampton boast one of the strongest defences in the division, something which must be credited in part to Cornell.
The 28-year-old has made 19 appearances in all competitions so far this term, playing an impressive 1645 minutes in total.
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During these games, Cornell has conceded just 21 goals, meaning an average of just over one per game,
In addition to that, the goalkeeper has kept an impressive seven clean sheets so far this term, as well as picking up one man of the match award.
Cornell has proven himself as a reliable goalkeeper at League Two level, and based on his individual performances it’s clear to see why some clubs higher up in the EFL could be taking a look at him as his contract starts to wind down.