Defender pens 18 month contract
Northampton Town have signed defender Clarke Carlisle on an 18 month contract, keeping him at Sixfields until the summer of 2014.
The 33 year old was an inspirational figure as he helped the Cobblers avoid relegation last season and after spending the first part of this season with York City, he returned to Sixfields on loan in November.
"I am delighted to have Clarke on board," said boss Aidy Boothroyd.
"He was a key part of us staying up last year and he is a leader, he has plenty of experience and he is a superb addition to the squad.
"He is the sort of player and the sort of person who inspires and improves others around him and I am delighted he will be spending the next 18 months with us."