Defensive midfielder Alan McCormack has become Keith Curle’s latest signing for Northampton Town, putting pen to paper on a one year contract, effective from July 1st.
The experienced former Preston North End, Southend United, Charlton Athletic, Swindon Town, Brentford and Luton Town man arrives at the PTS Academy Stadium having helped the Hatters to back to back promotions over the last two years, making 39 appearances as Luton Town rose from League 2 to the Championship.
An immensely popular figure at Kenilworth Road, McCormack was also highly thought of at Brentford, where in 2014 he helped the Bees reach the Championship, being named the Brentford player of the season and also being named in the League 1 team of the season.
Those honours were achieved in more than a century of appearances for the Bees, while he also achieved a promotion and player of the season award at Swindon Town, helping the Robins to the League 2 title in 2012, before captaining them to the League 1 play offs the following season.
McCormack, who is known as a tough tackling no-nonsense player, is a defensive midfielder but has also played in the centre of defence and at right back.
“Alan has a fantastic amount of experience and has a superb record of winning promotions,” said manager Keith Curle.
“He was a hugely popular figure at Luton Town and was close to being offered a new deal there in the Championship, and we are delighted to bring him to the club.
“We have an exciting group of young players here but you always need your fair share of experience at this level and I cannot think of a better player for the younger players to look up to and learn from. We will need leaders throughout our dressing room next season and Alan will certainly be one of those.
“He is aggressive, he is willing to put his body on the line and he brings with him the knowledge of winning a number of promotions throughout his career. He will have a big part to play, both on and off the field helping us to get the best out of him and others around him.”
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