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22 November 2012

Defender arrives on loan until January

Northampton Town have signed Swindon Town right back Chris Smith on loan up to and including January 1st.

The 22 year old Smith joined Swindon after winning the Samsung Win A Pro Contract competition and made his Robins debut at the end of last season against Bradford City.

Due to the form of a number of players at the County Ground he has found his chances limited this season and enjoyed a loan spell at Swindon Supermarine earlier this season.

Boss Aidy Boothroyd said the addition of Smith was with an eye on helping the club through a busy December.

"Chris is here to give us the option of an extra defender through a busy period," he said.

"With the loan window closing and injuries to John Johnson and David Artell, I felt we needed another defender in the squad to see us through a hectic run of games.

"We have 7 games coming up in a period with the loan window closed and it is about making sure we are well equipped to deal with that period, not leaving ourselves short."

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