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Under 16 players sign deals for next season

25 February 2019

Northampton Town have offered full time scholarships to six young players ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Five of the six have come through the club's younger Academy age groups with a sixth joining the club having previously been with Southampton.

Liam Cross, a central midfielder from Bicester is joining the club, as are local players striker Lewis Gilbert (pictured), attacking midfielder Tom Scott, right back Richie Bailey and central defender Josh Flanagan while midfielder Ewan Clark is the player to arrive having left Southampton.

"We have offered six scholarships and they have signed on to join us full time for next season," said Head of Academy Kieran Scarff.

"We think these players have potential and we are looking forward to working with them.

"Our recruitment for our full time scholars continues, our scouts are watching lots of games and identifying players for consideration and we were at the EFL exit trials during half term too.

"The Academy is in a very good position and I have been very impressed with the infrastructure that is in place. The club's reputation for developing young players is very strong, players are very keen to be part of our development programme and we are looking to continue to produce players who, in time, are capable of making an impact at first team level."

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