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Club saddened to learn of passing of former player

24 September 2018

Northampton Town are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Harry Walden.

Harry started his career with Kettering Town, having played for his local side Walgrave as a schoolboy.

He soon drew interest from professional clubs and in January 1961 he joined Luton Town playing for them for three and a half years in Division Two, playing in the position of outside right.

He joined the Cobblers in June 1964 in an exchange deal that saw regular right winger Billy Hails move the other way.

Not a natural goalscorer, Harry created a lot of goals for his team mates with his runs down the right wing and accurate crosses.

He helped the club win promotion to Division One and despite losing his place to Joe Broadfoot for a short spell, he fought his way back into first team contention.

He left the County Ground in May 1967 as the club were relegated to Division Three.

He wound down his playing career back with his first club, Kettering Town.

After retiring from football, he was the caretaker at Cherry Orchard School in Northampton for many years.

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