Cobblers sign striker who has netted more than 60 goals this season in non-league football
Northampton Town have signed striker Leon Lobjoit from Buckingham Town on a two year contract.
The 22 year old has enjoyed an astonishing campaign, scoring 62 goals in just 36 games this season in UCL Division One and he played and scored for the Cobblers reserves in their recent win over Peterborough United in a behind closed doors friendly.
While the signing has been completed, transfer window rules mean that Lobjoit won't be eligible to play for the Cobblers until next season.
Lobjoit has previously been with MK Dons and Coventry City and has spent some time on trial with the Cobblers, impressing boss Justin Edinburgh.
"We got Leon in for a few days and he trained very well," he said.
"He played in a behind closed doors game and scored one goal and had a hand in the others and he looked a threat. Although Leon can't play until next season we thought it was important to conclude the signing quickly as we know there has been other interest in him.
"He has a phenomenal goalscoring record this season and his attitude since coming in has been first class. Leon knows this is an important opportunity for him and he is determined to take it.
"We are delighted to give a player performing brilliantly in non-league football locally a chance. We know he will be making a big jump up in standard so we will be patient with him but we feel he has got all the attributes to be a success and we look forward to working with him."
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