Cobblers defender Langmead rejects loan move to Conference club

STAYING AT SIXFIELDS - Cobblers defender Kelvin Langmead has turned down the chance to sign on loan for a club in the Vanarama Conference
STAYING AT SIXFIELDS - Cobblers defender Kelvin Langmead has turned down the chance to sign on loan for a club in the Vanarama Conference

Cobblers defender Kelvin Langmead has turned down a loan bid from an unnamed Conference club.

And 33-year-old midfielder Ricky Ravenhill is on the verge of leaving Sixfields after holding talks with two Sky Bet League Two clubs over a transfer.

Langmead, 29, was made available for loan earlier in the season and had been the subject of an enquiry from Alfreton Town but nothing came of the move.

The centre-back has rejected the offer of a move away in this window but if he remains at Northampton, manager Chris Wilder will continue to use him as a first-team player.

“There’s been an enquiry for Kelvin Langmead from a Conference club but he has declined that one, he doesn’t want to go out,” said Wilder.

“There has been another enquiry about one of our players and that hasn’t gone through and Ricky Ravenhill is speaking to a couple of league two clubs.

“A couple of sides want him and we expect him to go out, so we thank him for his efforts for us.

“I said after the Tranmere game that my phone is on and if there’s anyone who doesn’t want to be here or isn’t committed to getting us results to get out of this situation then they can go.

“There hasn’t been many phone calls and one of the hardest parts of this job is moving players on who are surplus but if they’re still contracted to the football club, like Kelvin, and are paid well by the football club then professionally they should still do their jobs if selected.

“They have to do that job to the best of their abilities.”

Ravenhill, however, appears certain to leave the Cobblers are making 42 appearances for the club. The midfielder has previously been a target for Mansfield Town.