Boothroyd to cut his defence

Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd is looking to reduce the number of defenders at the club.

Last Updated: 15/01/13 at 15:27

Boothroyd: May trim Cobblers squad

Boothroyd: May trim Cobblers squad

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Boothroyd has already told centre-half Anthony Charles that his contract will not be extended beyond the end of this season and hopes that the 31-year-old will find another club this month.

With Clarke Carlisle recently signing an 18-month deal and John Johnson and David Artell on the verge of returning from long-term injuries, the Town boss believes he has enough options at the back.

"We are a little bit short in some areas, but the squad is 'bottom heavy' because we have got too many defenders," Boothroyd told the Herald & Post.

"There has got to be a bit of leeway and a bit of shifting.

"Ive spoken to Anthony Charles and I've said that he won't be offered a new contract. We hope that he has got an opportunity to leave which will open a spot for someone else.

"That's how I like to work - if I know I'm not going to take somebody then I'll tell them. We can move him on and bring one or two in."

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