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New striker on why he decided to join Northampton Town

29 January 2022

New loan signing Josh Eppiah says that Northampton Town's reputation for helping to develop young players played a key part in his decision to join the Cobblers.

There was League 1 interest in Eppiah, but he feels that Sixfields is the best place for him, citing the work did with a previous loanee as the perfect example.

"Leicester told me about Northampton's interest and knowing the background the club has of developing players it really appealed to me. Things like that sold it to me and the chance to come and play a part in a promotion battle really appealed," he said.

"I know Kion Etete did very well here. The coaching staff worked with Kion, they helped him with specific parts of his game and that is something I feel would really benefit me, while at the same time helping Northampton Town.

"I hope this move works for all parties. I want to play games, I want to experience the pressure of helping a side going for promotion where results matter and that is important.

"As a footballer you want to come in to a really positive environment and I got a really good feeling about this club. I can already tell from training on Friday what a good dressing room this is, that came over very strongly."

Eppiah is 23 and feels he is ready for first team football, and we asked him to talk us through his career so far.

"I have been with Leicester City since I was 10 years old," he said.

"I had a loan spell and played in the top division in Belgium last season, that was a great experience and now I am here now, I am fit and ready to try and kick on.

"As a player, I like to think I am fast, sharp and strong and I love running. I spoke in detail with the manager about what he wants from his strikers, he likes his strikers to press with energy and lead from the front and that suits me down to the ground."

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