Northampton Town have signed defender Sam Sherring from AFC Bournemouth after the two clubs agreed a compensation package.
The 22 year old centre back has signed a 2 year deal at Sixfields and arrives after making 29 appearances across two loan spells at clubs in League 1 last season, Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United.
Prior to that, Sherring was on loan at Torquay United and was named in the National League Team of the Season for 2020/21 as he made 49 appearances for the Gulls.
"Sam is a player who is a good age with an excellent pedigree and a decent amount of experience of first team football," said manager Jon Brady.
"We have monitored him closely during his loan spells in League 1 where he did well and he has been close to AFC Bournemouth's first team having come through their academy system.
"He is a centre back but he can play anywhere across the back line, he is mobile and comfortable on the ball.
"Sam is also a leader out on the pitch and that is important.
"He has a real desire to learn and improve and what has impressed us is that he chose to go out on loan a number of times to gain experience and test himself playing senior football over the last few seasons, learning how to deal with the physical battles that brings.
“There has been considerable and sustained interest in him this summer from clubs at a number of different levels including some clubs in League 1 and we are delighted we have been able to bring him to Sixfields.
“I believe our reputation as a club that helps to improve and develop players certainly played a part in that.
“He is another strong addition to our defensive unit, and another who fits the profile of player we are looking for.”
Sherring has headed north to Scotland to join up with his new team mates at their pre-season training camp.
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