Northampton Town: Boss calls for some patience

Cobblers V Stevenage. 'Gary Johnson.

MANAGER Gary Johnson is warning the Cobblers supporters that they may have to be patient when it comes to the announcements of any more new signings.

Johnson captured his first player of the summer this week as Byron Webster left Doncaster Rovers to sign on at Sixfields.

The manager, who is currently in Spain, has endured a hectic couple of weeks meeting players and agents at various locations around the country, and he says he is making real progress in putting together a new Town squad.

But he has also stated that, even though agreements with players will be made, they may not filter through into the public domain just yet.

“I don’t think the fans will necessarily hear about all that we have been doing for the next two or three weeks,” said Johnson.

“What happens is that clubs don’t sign people on now, because they are still contracted to the club they are leaving until July 1.

“So it is pointless me signing somebody now, because the other club might as well pay him his wages and then we’ll do it from July 1.”

Meanwhile, the club has announced they have offered a new contract to goalkeeper Chris Dunn, who has been attracting interest from higher division clubs. Dunn, who has made more than 100 first team appearances for Town, has until June 21 to accept or reject the offer made.

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