Cobblers ready to listen to transfer offers for striker Sinclair

Emile Sinclair could be leaving the Cobblers on loan
Emile Sinclair could be leaving the Cobblers on loan

The Cobblers are ready to listen to transfer offers for their most recent purchase, Emile Sinclair.

Striker Sinclair, for whom the club paid a fee believed to be in the region of £50,000 when his loan became permanent in the summer, has not made a first-team appearance for the club this season.

The reasons behind his potential exit are twofold - to enable the club to bring in midfield players to cover the season-long absence of Ian Morris, and because manager Chris Wilder is pleased with the growing understanding of first-choice strike duo Marc Richards and Ivan Toney, and also with his attacking options beyond them.

“Emile needs to be playing games and he hasn’t managed to force his way into the first team here,” confirmed Wilder.

“One of the best things about our team so far this season has been the partnership Ivan Toney has formed with Marc Richards, we’ve been very pleased with that.

“John-Joe O’Toole has also done well for us playing off the striker and David Moyo has really kicked on in training too so we have a lot of options up front.

“My job as a manager is to balance the books and that is something I feel I have always done well wherever I have worked.

“We’re looking to sign at least one midfield player and so to help with that we need to shuffle a few things around and loosen it up a little bit.”