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Former Aberdeen central defender arrives at Sixfields

5 July 2017

Northampton Town have signed central defender Ash Taylor on a 3 year contract.

The 6ft 5in 26 year old was most recently with Aberdeen in the SPL, playing 43 times at the heart of their defence in 2016/17 as they conceded only 35 goals during a campaign that saw them finish as runners up to Celtic. His final appearance for the Dons was against Celtic in May's Scottish Cup Final.

That appearance was his 125th in an Aberdeen shirt after a 3 year stay north of the border having moved from Tranmere Rovers.

At Tranmere he played more than 200 games in all competitions in five years up to 2014, the vast majority of those appearances coming in League 1.

"It is no secret we have been looking to add central defenders to the squad and we have secured a high quality one in Ash," said manager Justin Edinburgh.

"He may only be 26, but he already has well over 300 appearances under his belt and we are signing a player at a good age with a lot of experience.

"He is dominant in the air, he is a big threat at set plays, he is brave and puts his body on the line and he is just the sort of character we need.

"He is tall but is also athletic with it, and he knows all about League 1 and the challenges we will face.

"Ash is also a leader off the pitch, he will fit in well and we are delighted to have brought him to the club."

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