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O'DONOVAN SIGNS FOR TOWN

31 January 2013

Cobblers bring in striker Roy

Northampton Town have signed former Coventry City striker Roy O'Donovan on a contract to the end of the season.

O'Donovan joined Coventry on a three-year-deal from Sunderland in June 2010.

The 27-year-old, who is a former Sky Blues trainee, established himself in the League of Ireland with Cork City, where his honours included a league title, golden boot and a nomination for Soccer Writers Association of Ireland (SWAI) Player of the Year.

Having scored 31 goals from 74 league appearances, he moved to Roy Keane's Sunderland in 2006.

He made 17 appearances for the Black Cats before enjoying a series of loan spells, including at Hartlepool, where he scored nine goals in 15 appearances at the end of 2008/09.

O'Donovan made 24 appearances in all for the Sky Blues.

"Roy is a striker who can also play in both wide areas," said boss Aidy Boothroyd.

"He has played a number of games in the Premier League and was someone I tracked very closely when I was at Colchester. I then took him to Coventry in the Championship when I went there.

"He is fit, athletic, mobile and he has an eye for goal. He will give us a different kind of threat to the other players we have at the club.

"I have worked with him before and he is a good character. I know what we are getting with Roy and I am very pleased we have been able to bring him in."

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