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ALAN CONNELL JOINS NORTHAMPTON TOWN

30 January 2014

Former Bradford City striker Alan Connell has joined Northampton Town

Northampton Town have signed former Bradford City striker Alan Connell on a contract to the end of the season.

30 year old Connell has scored goals throughout his career but such was the form of James Hanson and Nahki Wells during his time at Bradford that he made the majority of his appearances for the Bantams came from the bench.

He left Swindon's County Ground to make the move to the Bradford in 2011 after helping Paolo Di Canio's men to the League 2 title during the 2011/2012 campaign. He finished that season as the Robins' top-scorer just twelve months after topping the scoring charts at previous club Grimsby Town in the Blue Square Premier. 

Connell moved to Swindon during the summer of 2011 for an undisclosed fee after a highly-successful 2010/2011 season with Grimsby. 

He found the net 29 times in all competitions for the Mariners - finishing well clear in the club's scoring charts in the process - before ending the campaign by securing Grimsby's Player of the Year title. 

The striker's League 2 championship-winning triumph with Swindon isn't the only promotion on his C.V. Before his goalscoring feats with the Robins and Grimsby, Connell made up part of the Eddie Howe revolution at Bournemouth that earned the Cherries promotion into League 1 against all the odds back in 2010. 

The Cherries finished as League 2 runners up, with Connell making 42 appearances during that campaign. 

In his career Connell has scored 95 times in 229 starts and a further 162 appearances from the bench.

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