Keith Curle has admitted that he’s not surprised by interest in David Cornell.
According to Football Insider, the Northampton Town goalkeeper is attracting interest from Middlesbrough and Preston North End as the January transfer window approaches.
The 28-year-old has kept eight clean sheets in 18 appearances for the Cobblers who sit in sixth place in League Two.
Cornell’s contract expires next summer leading to reports of a January move, something which Curle is happy to entertain.
He told the Northampton Chronicle : “Dai Cornell has plenty of clean sheets this season and people are going to look at him.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if there were lots of clubs looking at lots of our players and I think that’s a good sign.
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“We’re not scared of it and we don’t deter it. If clubs come in and show an interest directly to myself, I speak to the football club to make sure they’re aware of it and then the first person I speak to is the player.
“And for players who are playing well, there’s a reason why they’re playing well and why they’re getting interest in them – it’s about maintaining those high standards and doing the simple things very well.”
While David Cornell would no doubt be a shrewd addition, it doesn’t seem like a move which should be a priority.
Middlesbrough have Darren Randolph and Aynsley Pears as first and second choice goalkeeper – something which won’t change unless one of those two are sold.
Northampton sound resigned to losing their star man, but whether a move to Teesside is worthwhile is up for debate.