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CAN YOU NAME THESE FIVE COBBLERS RELATED PLAYERS?

Test your knowledge by following the clues below...

4 April 2020

We've put together another list of players who have previously represented the Cobblers. Work out who they are by answering the clues below!

Player #1

1) I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 21st February 1989…

2) I worked my way through the youth system at Middlesbrough before signing a professional contract in 2006…

3) I earned caps for the England youth teams and featured in the under 20 World Cup…

4) Following an initial spell on-loan with the Cobblers, I returned again in 2011…

5) I then joined Scunthorpe United on a permanent basis, before spells at Gateshead and a move to the Indian Super League… Who am I?

Player #2

1) I was born in Coventry on 24th March 1976…

2) I signed a professional contract with my hometown team in 1994, featuring regularly for the Sky Blues in the Premier League…

3) I was an England under 21 international during the 90’s, scoring two goals for my country in 8 appearances…

4) Following moves to Nottingham Forest, Southampton and Stoke City, I then re-joined Coventry City 3 years after first leaving them…

5) A season with Northampton Town followed, where I made 24 appearances before announcing my retirement at the end of that campaign…

Player #3


1) I signed a professional contract for Barnsley in 2000, but left without making a first-team appearance in 2002…

2) I then joined Doncaster Rovers, where I’d make over 130 appearances over a four year spell…

3) Upon leaving Doncaster, I had moves to the likes of Grimsby, Darlington and Bradford City where I won promotion with the Bantams...

4) I joined the Cobblers under then-manager Aidy Boothroyd, before Chris Wilder later signed me permanently…

5) I played 37 games in total for the Cobblers… Who am I?

Player #4


1) I was born in Durham on 10th May 1976…

2) My first professional club was Hartlepool United, where I made almost 150 appearances and scored 26 goals…

3) I then had a two-year spell with the Cobblers, scoring 18 goals in 86 appearances…

4) At the time of joining, I was Northampton Town’s record signing…

5) Spells at clubs including Leicester City followed before returning back to my first professional club… Who am I?



Player #5


1) I signed a professional contract with Blackburn Rovers in 2007…

2) Although I didn’t make a first-team appearance for Rovers, I spent time away on loan with five different clubs…

3) Whilst on-loan at the Cobblers, I made 12 appearances and also appeared regularly for England under 21’s…

4) A permanent move to Derby County followed once I eventually left Blackburn, before making over 150 appearances for Bristol City…

5) I’m still playing in the Sky Bet Championship now having joined my latest club in 2019… Who am I?


Let us know your guesses via Twitter (@ntfc) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/northamptontownfc) and we'll reveal the answers on Sunday 5th April!


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