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KELVIN THOMAS DELIGHTED WITH BUSINESS IN JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

4 February 2016

Chairman pleased with both quality added and value for money achieved

Northampton Town Chairman Kelvin Thomas is delighted with the business the club conducted in the January transfer window, and he stressed that in addition to recruiting good players, it was equally as important that the club received value for money.

“I think we’ve had a good window," he said in an interview now playing on Cobblers PlayerHD.

“We sat down with Chris (Wilder) in December and had a good chat about what he wanted and I think we hit the nail on the head with the business we did.

“Bringing in players who have experienced promotion was important because that’s obviously what we want to experience and promotion is our focus now for the next 19 games.

“Getting James Collins in quite early was a big plus and we’ve already seen a return from him.

“The main thing Chris wanted was competition for places and players who could come in and make an impact.

“Luke Prosser coming in has given us another centre half which was important and although Lee Martin only initially came in as cover for Lawson D’Ath he’s done well and with Alfie Potter being out for a bit longer than we were expecting it’s good that we have been able to extend his loan.

“Danny Rose was one we weren’t really expecting and it was a bit more of a reactive signing but he’s a good player and I actually signed him at Oxford after he left Manchester United.

“Chris has done exceptionally well with the budget he’s had this season and money wise we are very happy with the deals we’ve done in January.

“I know that we are probably outside the top seven in terms of overall budgets and to be top of the league with that in mind is a fantastic achievement."

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