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Club saddened to learn of passing of former player

4 May 2020

Everyone at Northampton Town Football Club is deeply saddened to receive news that former player Alec Carson has passed away aged 77.

Alexander ‘Alec’ Carson was born in Glasgow but brought up in Corby.

The young Alec showed promise at football and played for Corby Town’s youth team before joining the groundstaff at the Cobblers. He signed professionally for Northampton Town in November 1959 and made his Football League debut in a 1-1 draw against Stockport County in April 1961. He made seven appearances the following season before moving to Aldershot in 1963, making five Division Four appearances over two years.

Alec became established as a versatile player who could operate at either full-back or half-back.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.

With thanks to Ethan Grande of Cobblers Past.

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