Cobblers boss celebrates a transfer hat-trick

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Northampton Town boss Gary Johnson has completed a triple transfer move this week as he prepares his squad for a promotion push next season.

The Cobblers, who had already made the addition of former striker Adebayo Akinfenwa in the transfer window, have added Lewis Young, Nick Mckoy and goalkeeper Freddy Hall on one-year deals.

Young, the younger brother of England international Ashley, moves from Burton Albion after being released by Paul Peschisolido following one season with the Brewers.

Former Peterborough United boss Johnson told the club’s official website: “I know Lewis well and I am glad he has joined us. He is a right winger with a lot of potential.

"We need to help him step out of his brother's shadow, but if we can unlock his undoubted potential he will be a very good signing for us.”

Another of the signings, versatile midfielder McKoy, joins on a free transfer after his contract ran out at Kettering Town.

"Nick is a big, strong, athletic boy," said the manager.

"He can play in central midfield or at centre back and he has a real physical presence about him. He has been with us since the start of pre-season training and he has settled in well.”


The final acquisition of the trio, Hall, is subject to international clearance, but the club are hoping that there will be no problems with completing the deal.

According to Johnson, the Bermudan shot-stopper has been training with the club for several months, and the boss is happy to get him tied down at Sixfields.

The former Charlton Athletic trialist has been working with club coach Tim Flowers on a daily basis and, according to Johnson, he's earned his contract through hard work.

“He has improved an awful lot in the time he has been with us and has consistently got better and better," continued Johnson.

"Freddy has a tremendous leap on him and a fantastic attitude. I know he will work hard to compete for a first team place."

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