Cobblers sign defender on permanent contract
Northampton Town have signed Burton Albion defender Zander Diamond on a permanent 3 year contract from the start of pre-season after a successful loan spell in the second half of the 2013/14 season.
A 6ft 2in commanding presence at the heart of defence, Zander joined Burton in the summer of 2012 after his release from League 1 side Oldham Athletic.
Zander graduated from the youth system at Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen after making his debut in 2003-04.
His talents were recognised with 12 caps for the Scotland under-21 side as he established himself as a regular at Pittodrie where he made over 200 SPL appearances scoring 16 goals including 2 against Celtic in one game.
Zander also gained experience of European football when the Dons qualified for the UEFA Cup in 2007-08 culminating in playing against Bayern Munich over two legs.
After nine years at Pittodrie, Zander opted to further his career in England joining Oldham. After establishing himself as a regular Zander was unable to reach an agreement on a longer deal and moved to the Pirelli Stadium to become a key member of the defence and spending most of the 2012/13 season as skipper leading the Brewers in to the League 2 play-offs.
In all he made 57 appearances for Burton, scoring 6 times.