Northampton Town boss Keith Curle is already talking about new arrivals, before the normal season has concluded.
His Cobblers’ side can finish no higher than 14th, a disappointing campaign after relegation last season. Curle took over following Dean Austin’s dismissal and steadied the ship, but they’ve fallen away from the top seven in recent weeks.
The summer will likely see a significant clear out, with Curle already in the process of bringing in new faces. He’s revealed that he expects the new signings to begin as early as next week.
“There are a few conversations that have been ongoing, and we have a few deals that are agreed in principle with players and agents,” he told the Northampton Chronicle.
“It will be an ongoing process, but probably from the end of next week there will be players joining the football club.”
Despite the speed with which he wants to get started, he also revealed that some business might take a little longer to conclude as the transfer market plays out over the summer months.
“We will have some business done relatively early, but then there is always players that you think may not be available, that suddenly become available because other options they thought they were exploring may not come to fruition.
“So we have to make sure we don’t just go out and bring players in, it is about putting the pieces of the jigsaw together and then come back for pre-season.”
The Cobblers finish their campaign this weekend against Oldham at Boundary Park, with neither side having anything to play for other than pride.
Northampton Town should be a major player in League Two next season. They’ve certainly had a strong period this campaign, although the final few weeks haven’t been brilliant with one win in eight.
It’s frustrating for their supporters who know just three wins more from those matches would have had them in contention going into the final match of the season.