Roberts out on loan – signal a new ‘keeper?

Dale Roberts has been sent out on loan to Rushden and Diamonds, given he was our substitute keeper and Paddy Gamble is also out on loan, the remaining goalkeeper I know of on our books is Shane Redmond – who doesn’t appear to have a squad number.  There was talk from Smoulds pre-January about cover for Paul Smith being one of the gaps in our squad he was looking at.

Which leads neatly on to a rumour I heard much earlier in the month that around the Northampton Town dressing room it’s apparently common knowledge that Mark Bunn – who’s played at least one blinder against us – has pretty much sorted a deal to join us already.  Of course, rumours such as these fly around from all manner of ‘sources’ during a transfer window so it remains to be seen whether there’s any legs in it.

If our youngsters aren’t considered credible long-term cover for Smithy though, then it does make sense to get ’em some league experience through the loan system – so hopefully Dale will get plenty of games for Rushden to bolster his confidence in dealing with the step up to league football from primarily youth and reserve team levels.  So good luck, Dale!

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