Northampton Town have re-signed midfielder Marc Leonard on a season long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.
21 year old Leonard enjoyed a hugely successful 2022/23 season at Sixfields, making 48 appearances as he helped the Cobblers win promotion to Sky Bet League One and has now returned for a second season.
"Marc needs very little in the way of introduction from me," said Jon Brady.
"Anyone who watched him play last season will know what he can bring to the team and the role he can play. Marc was statistically right at the very top of midfielders in League Two last season and one of the top performing players in the division across all positions.
"What this move shows, as did the move to bring Kieron Bowie back, is that players value the atmosphere we have created at the club, they value the development work we do with players and they enjoy the environment we have created.
"The fact that two Premier League clubs are willing to send a young player back to us for a second loan spell shows they value and respect the work we do too, the set up we have and the progress the players are making.
"There was a huge amount of interest in Marc this summer and we are delighted we have been able to secure his return and I think his signing, as well as the arrival of Tyreece earlier this week, shows the value of being patient in the transfer market.
"We believe this is excellent news for the club and the supporters and I am sure they will join me in welcoming Marc back to Sixfields."
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