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James Wiles looks back at the spells out on loan for some of our players in 2021/22

20 May 2022

Thirteen Northampton Town players spent time out on loan during the 2021-22 season.

Nicke Kabamba made 21 appearances and scored three goals in the Vanarama National League after joining Woking in the January transfer window. The highlight of the forward’s spell was a brace against Dover Athletic in April.

Midfielder Scott Pollock scored twice in five appearances for Boston United in the National League North. Max Dyche had two spells in the same division, the first with Kettering Town early in the season, the second at Brackley Town. The defender played seven games for the Poppies and kept clean sheets in all six of his Saints matches, scoring his first senior goal against Bradford (Park Avenue) in February. Fellow defender Ryan Nolan made his English football debut for sixth tier Kidderminster Harriers against AFC Fylde in March.

Liam Cross and Josh Flanagan both had two spells at St Ives Town in the Pitching In Southern League Premier Central. The pair made 25 appearances each for the club, the former scoring five goals and the latter one. Midfielder Cross also played twice for Tamworth in the same division, whilst defender Flanagan played four times and scored two goals for Corby Town in the Northern Premier League Midlands.

Also featuring for the Steelmen were Peter Abimbola, Miguel Ngwa and Jack Connor. Midfielder Abimbola made 10 appearances and scored his first senior goal against Cambridge City in February. Fellow midfielder Ngwa played four games and scored his first senior goal against Daventry Town in December, whilst Connor played three matches. The forward also made seven appearances for Desborough Town in the uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division South, playing alongside defender Courtney Lashley who featured on 10 occasions for Ar Tarn.

Goalkeepers Callum Cook and Charlie Woods made four appearances for Bugbrooke St Michaels and Northampton ON Chenecks respectively in the same division early in the season. Woods went on to impress in 16 games for Quorn in the northern section at the same level, whilst Cook took the Daventry gloves for their final game of the Northern Premier League Midlands season against Halesowen Town. Midfielder Ethan Lack also played six times for Daventry.

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