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Ryan McGivern: Defender joins Northampton Town

Ryan McGivern was most recently at Shrewsbury Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed Northern Ireland international Ryan McGivern on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old defender has agreed an initial short-term deal that will run until January 2018.

McGivern, who has been training with the Cobblers for the past few weeks, started his career at Manchester City and has recently played for the likes of Hibernian and Shrewsbury Town.

"Ryan has been training with us for a few weeks and has done well," said manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

"I feel we need to strengthen the squad in the central defensive areas and he will come in to do that.

"Ryan coming in provides that and with him having been on the training ground with us for a while we have had the chance to have a look at him and he has already fitted in well with the group."

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Lewis McGugan: Ex-Forest midfielder joins Northampton

Lewis McGugan celebrates scoring for Sheffield Wednesday at Newcastle United in 2015. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan on a short-term deal until January.

The 28-year-old, who has also played for Watford and Sheffield Wednesday, moves to Sixfields on a free transfer.

McGugan has been training with the Cobblers for the past few weeks and has impressed manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

"He is an attacking, creative player who can make chances for others and he offers a goal threat from midfield, which is important for us," Hasselbaink said.

"Lewis has an excellent pedigree from a higher level and he is a good age with a fair amount of experience.

"He will be added to the squad for the Checkatrade Trophy game at Peterborough United on Tuesday."

Hasselbaink keen to bring stability to Northampton Town

Northampton Town have unveiled the new man charged with turning around their fortunes after their terrible start to League One.

As a player, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was a goalscoring superstar for the likes of Chelsea, Leeds United and Middlesbrough.

Later, he became a sought-after manager following his exploits with one of the league's smaller clubs, Burton Albion.

Today, the Dutchman is the third boss to be taken on by the Cobblers since their promotion two seasons ago

Hasselbaink to be unveiled as new Northampton Town boss

Northampton Town will be hoping for a brighter future under Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink. Credit: PA

Northampton Town will officially unveil Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink as their new manager at Sixfields later.

The former Chelsea striker was appointed on a three-year contract on Monday.

He replaces Justin Edinburgh who was sacked last week.

Hasselbaink's first game will be against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

The Cobblers are currently bottom of League One and have yet to pick up a point so far this season.

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Justin, just out: Northampton Town part company with Edinburgh

Edinburgh axed less than a month into the season Credit: PA Images

Northampton Town have announced they have parted company with manager Justin Edinburgh.

In a statement on the club's website Chairman Kelvin Thomas said:

“Justin did a good job for us in difficult circumstances and achieved what was asked of him when he came in last season by retaining our League 1 status, for which we will always be grateful.

“However results overall haven’t gone as well as any of us would have liked, but Justin is an honest and hard working individual and we wish him well for the future."

Edinburgh won just six of his 26 games in charge of the Cobblers, drawing six games and losing 14. He only joined the club in January, taking over from Robert Page.

Northampton are currently bottom of League One and have lost all their matches in the league so far.

Matt Taylor: Northampton midfielder signs for Swindon

Matt Taylor's time at Northampton has come to an end. Credit: PA

Northampton Town midfielder Matt Taylor has joined League Two side Swindon Town on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old joined the Cobblers in 2016 but has fallen out of favour under manager Justin Edinburgh.

Taylor has agreed a one-year deal at The County Ground.

We fully understand Matt's wish to play regular first team football and that’s not something we could guarantee.

At this stage of his career, it is perfectly understandable that Matt wants to be playing as often as possible and with the additions we have made to the squad this summer it has probably changed things somewhat.

We said we wouldn't stand in his way if an opportunity came up and that is what has happened, so Matt goes with our thanks and best wishes.

– Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town manager

Norwich sign Lincoln City defender on three-year deal

The 6ft5 centre-back said this is a 'massive move' for him Credit: Canaries.co.uk

Norwich City have completed the signing of Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett on a three-year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who helped the Imps reach promotion from the National League last season, will return to Lincoln on loan until January.

He joined Danny Cowley's in 2016 and also played a key role in the Imps’ FA Cup run, where they famously faced Premier league side Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Speaking to Norwich City TV, Raggett said: "I’m delighted to be here as it’s a massive move for me."

"Norwich is a huge club and it was a chance I couldn’t turn down. I’ve had a great time at Lincoln and it will be good to go back for the first few months of the season and thank them for what they’ve done for me."

Meanwhile, League One side Northampton have signed midfielder Matt Grimes from Swansea City on a season-long loan and MK Dons centre-back Joe Walsh has agreed a new three-year deal.

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