Assistant boss Knill ‘can’t see’ any new signings coming in at Sixfields

HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE - Cobblers assistant boss Alan Knill (right) and manager Chris Wilder
HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE - Cobblers assistant boss Alan Knill (right) and manager Chris Wilder

Alan Knill says he and manager Chris Wilder are ‘comfortable’ with the Cobblers squad, and that he ‘can’t see’ any new signings coming into Sixfields ahead of next Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The Town assistant boss was asked if he felt the club would make any moves to bring in extra bodies, and he said: “I don’t think so, we are pretty full up as a squad.”

The Cobblers are currently carrying a squad of 24 players, which seems a reasonable number for a Sky Bet League Two club, but three of those are loanees in Adam Yates, Ryan Watson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and two others - Sam Warburton and Danny Clifton - are youngsters that will be loaned out.

Injuries have also had an impact and affected the balance, with full-backs Brendan Moloney and Evan Horwood yet to feature this season, and central defender Zander Diamond being hit by muscle niggles that have already seen him miss two games, and be withdrawn at half-time in another.

Attacking midfielder Ricky Holmes is also currently sidelined after suffering a back spasm, and as the team prepare to travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday, Wilder’s options do look limited in certain positions.

But Knill insists the Town boss is happy with what he has, and said: “Unless something happens imminently, I honestly can’t see it, as we are quite comfortable with the squad.

“We think we have good players, although obviously we would like them fit all of the time.

“Zander has been a blow, with him playing then getting injured, but you have to accept these things.

“I can’t see anybody else coming in.”