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1 September 2014

Leicester City midfielder makes Sixfields move

Northampton Town have signed Leicester City midfielder Ryan Watson on loan until the January transfer window.

The 20 year old 6ft 1in Watson, who plays in central midfield, started his career at Wigan Athletic, during which time he had a brief loan spell at Accrington Stanley.

After a successful trial, he joined Leicester City in September 2013 and has been part of their development squad since.

He made his first team debut for the Foxes in this season's Capital One Cup.

"Ryan is a player we have tracked since last Christmas," said boss Chris Wilder.

"I have seen him play at least half a dozen times and he has impressed me. He is an all round good midfield player. He gets about the park, he is strong in the tackle and he can pass the ball well. He wants to come and play senior football and that is a really refreshing attitude.

"We have tried to bring him in before and I am really pleased we have been able to get the loan completed now. Thanks to Leicester City for allowing us to borrow Ryan, there is a good relationship between the clubs. They know we will look after him, he will help us and he will also gain valuable experience at the same time."

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