Cobblers won't sell on the cheap
Northampton will not be selling any of their key players - including goalkeeper Mark Bunn - on the cheap over the summer.
Last Updated: 21/05/08 11:15am
Northampton will not be selling any of their key players - including goalkeeper Mark Bunn - on the cheap over the summer, according to chairman David Cardoza.
The club recently announced an operating loss but Cardoza insists the Cobblers are in a position where they are able to negotiate any transfers on merit.
Cardoza has also revealed the club have rejected "a number" of bids for goalkeeper Bunn, who opened talks over a new contract with manager Stuart Gray on Tuesday.
"We are still losing money but we aren't in a position where we have to sell, its just a question of whether we want to sell," he told the club's official website.
"We had a number of bids for Mark Bunn from Nottingham Forest but we knocked them back. Mark is a terrific player but we've got a certain value on him and we won't be budging from that.
"We are certainly not desperate sellers but if the right offer comes in for any of our players then we would obviously have to consider it."
Defender Andy Holt is "absolutely delighted" to have penned a new two-year-deal at Northampton and relieved to have his future clarified this early in the summer.
Holt has made over 60 starts at Sixfields since joining on a Bosman in June 2006 and the 30-year-old has revealed he is targeting a top-six finish with Stuart Gray's side next season.
"I'm absolutely delighted to have everything sorted out this early in the summer," he told the club's official website.
"I was delighted when the manager offered me a contract, we had to thrash out a few figures but it's great to have everything sorted out pretty quickly.
"I think from Christmas onwards we did fantastically well this season and hopefully we will now be able to push on for the play-offs next season."