East Midlands rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest are set to battle to sign Northampton Town goalkeeper Adam Smith this summer according to the Nottingham Post.

The 24-year-old Sunderland born stopper has spent the last two years at Sixfields and his put in some good performances for The Cobblers.

Smith has recently announced that he will leave the club in the summer following the expiry of his contract and the player is set to attract plenty of transfer interest.

Sky Bet Championship duo Derby County and Nottingham Forest are both thought to be admirers of the player and are set to make offers to Smith while Sky Bet League One champions Sheffield United are interested in the young keeper with manager Chris Wilder having worked with him during his time at Sixfields.

Smith started his career with Leicester City but never made a senior appearance for The Foxes and was loaned out to a number of clubs including Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Nuneaton Town, Stevenage, Cambridge United and Mansfield Town.

The keeper was sacked by Leicester City in June 2015 as a result of a controversial incident on a club visit to Thailand but Smith has since rebuilt his reputation at Northampton Town.

About Author

I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dpentlandawaydayspcuk/