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LAWSON D'ATH DEPARTS AS CHAIRMAN PROVIDES TRANSFER UPDATE

6 January 2017

Midfielder joins Luton Town as Kelvin Thomas talks of work to add to the squad

Midfielder Lawson D’Ath has left Northampton Town to join League 2 side Luton Town for an undisclosed fee.
 
24 year old D’Ath has found his opportunities limited at Sixfields in the last 12 months, starting only three games after the end of February.
 
“It makes sense for Lawson to move on to play regular first team football,” said Rob Page.
 
“He has found his opportunities here limited, both this season and in the second half of last season. We wish Lawson every success with his future career.”
 
The Cobblers have been working hard to add to the squad this week, and Chairman Kelvin Thomas revealed talks and negotiations have been taking place.
 
“We have been in talks with several targets this week,” he said. 

"However in fairness it is a lot tougher now that we have stepped up a division, plus we have the new loan rules which really change the thinking and planning required.

“We are looking at options on both loans and permanent transfers and actually had a bid accepted for one forward yesterday, who had been on loan in our division and done well. We also had personal terms basically agreed, but a bigger club eventually achieved his signature ahead of us, but we will keep working. 

“We have also done whatever we can to bring Ivan Toney back to the club. He has returned to Newcastle United from his loan spell at Shrewsbury Town and the decision is now with him.

“Being pretty open as I am, I am always being contacted by fans about all the rumours that are out there especially on the web and social media.  All I would say is not to believe everything you see and until we make any formal announcements nothing is completed.
 
“Some good news is that Aaron Phillips won’t be out for as long as the medical staff first thought, therefore that keeps some flexibility available on the five loans we are allowed. With Harry Beautyman and Paul Anderson both playing right back at times during their careers that does give Rob options for the next few games rather than bring in a right back which would use up a loan spot for the remainder of the season and would lead to us having three right backs on our books.

“However as with all squads and transfer windows the situation is always going to be fluid and we will react as appropriate.”

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