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24 May 2016

Nicky Adams to move to Carlisle United as Shaun McWilliams signs professional contract

Winger Nicky Adams has left Northampton Town to join League 2 side Carlisle United on a free transfer effective from July 1st.

Adams, who arrived at Sixfields a year ago from Bury, has made the move to be nearer his north west based family.

"We wish Nicky well," said manager Rob Page.

"He had already requested the opportunity to move back nearer to his family before my arrival and after further discussion we felt it was the right thing.

“Nicky certainly played a role in the club's success last season and I am sure he will go with the best wishes and thanks of all supporters.”

Adams, who helped Bury win promotion from League 2 in 2014/15, made 39 starts and six substitute appearances at Sixfields, scoring three goals

Meanwhile, the Cobblers have signed 17 year old Academy product Shaun McWilliams on a two year professional contract. 
The combative central midfielder, from Kings Heath in Northampton, joined the club as an under 14 and has progressed through the Academy structure. 
"All of us in the Academy are delighted that Shaun has signed his deal," said Academy manager Trevor Gould. 
"It takes a lot of hard work from many people over a number of years to help a talented 14 year old player become a professional footballer and a lot of credit is due to Shaun, his family and the staff in the Academy. 
"Shaun is a very level headed young man and he knows the hard work starts now, but this is a fantastic boost for everyone in the Academy and for young Northampton footballers in general. He is joining a very talented first team squad and we wish him every success.”

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