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Shay Facey

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

07/01/1995

Height

177 cm

Signed

05/01/2018

Country

England

The Cobblers signed former Manchester City defender Shay Facey for an undisclosed fee on an 18 month contract in January 2018.

The 5ft 10in Facey, who has played for England from under 16 to under 20, joined City in 2007 and progressed through their Academy system. During his time at City he was nominated for their under 21 player of the year award. Facey, who can play at right back or centre back, spent a season with City's sister club New York City, joining them on loan in March 2015, and made 24 appearances in the MLS. He made 5 appearances during a loan spell with Championship side Rotherham United in 2016, and most recently appeared for Dutch Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen on loan.

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