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LUKE WILLIAMS JOINS NORTHAMPTON TOWN

27 January 2017

Williams signs on loan from Scunthorpe United

Northampton Town have signed Luke Williams on loan from Scunthorpe United for the rest of the season.

6ft 1in, 23 year old Williams began his career at Middlesbrough, coming through their Academy and making 42 appearances for the first team. Loan spells followed with Hartlepool United, Scunthorpe United, Coventry City and Peterborough United before he made a permanent move to Scunthorpe in the summer of 2015.

He has since started 30 games for the promotion chasing Iron, scoring seven times. His most recent appearance for Scunthorpe came earlier this month in a 1-1 draw with Peterborough United.

Williams is a player who was described by Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka as being 'technically gifted' and is someone who can play as a striker, out wide, or preferably behind the front two.

"I think he is a player who will fit perfectly into the style of play we are implementing," said manager Justin Edinburgh.

"He has some good experience of this level and above, he is a very gifted footballer with plenty of natural ability and he will be a good fit.

"He is good with the ball at his feet, he is excellent in tight spaces when under pressure and he can open teams up.

"He lost his place through injury earlier this season and with how well Scunthorpe are going, understandably he has had to wait his turn but we feel he is ideal to help us in the current position we are in.

"With the injury to Sam Hoskins, we needed someone who can operate in a similar role and Luke does that well."


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