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Northampton Town have re-signed Leicester City striker Jacob Blyth on loan and also completed a temporary deal for Bradford City midfielder Ricky Ravenhill.
Blyth made 8 appearances for the Cobblers earlier in the season, scoring 3 times, and has now agreed to sign up to a second spell at Sixfields that will run until mid-December.
32-year-old Ravenhill has joined on a month's loan having struggled for regular minutes of late in Yorkshire, and will bring significant Football League experience to Aidy Boothroyd's side having made over 400 senior appearances.
Both players are available for Sunday's televised FA Cup fixture against Bishop's Stortford, which you can watch live on ITV Sport.
Northampton Town have signed Peterborough United midfielder Kane Ferdinand on a month's loan.
The 21-year-old has found first-team opportunities hard to come by of late at London Road and has now joined Aidy Boothroyd's League Two strugglers in the hope of regaining his match sharpness.
Ferdinand joined Peterborough from Southend United in 2012, and made 16 starts and 17 substitute appearances as Posh were relegated from the Championship.
Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd told the club's official website that he was happy to land his man:
“Kane is a very attack minded player who can play anywhere in midfield.
“He’s someone we’ve been watching for a while and he will bring more energy to the midfield."
Northampton Town have signed young Brentford striker Luke Norris on a month's loan.
20-year-old Norris joined the Bees from Hitchin Town in 2010 and has been allowed to move to Sixfields on a temporary basis in order to gain first-team experience.
Speaking to the club's offical website, Cobblers manager Aidy Boothroyd said that Norris had been on Northampton's radar for some time:
"Luke is a centre forward who is strong and quick and we have watched him for a while.
"He is one of those players on our under 21 list who we have done our homework on.
"With our injuries at the moment we need to add up front and I am sure he can come in and do a good job for us."
England Under 21 striker Saido Berahino praised Peterborough United and Northampton Town for their roles in helping him develop into a Premier League player. The 20 year old had spells on loan with both clubs from West Bromwich Albion. He scored twice in England's 5-0 win over Lithuania at Ipswich.
Northampton Town are to submit a planning application to develop the Sixfields Stadium.
The plans would allow the capacity to increase to around 10,000 and see new corporate boxes and a conference centre form part of the East Stand.
It's the first phase of an improvement scheme made possible by a £12 million loan from the Borough Council.
Northampton Town have signed former defender Paul Reid on a short-term deal until January, as the club bids to move away from the League Two relegation zone.
31-year-old Reid has been a free agent since his release from Scunthorpe United and previously enjoyed a successful spell at Sixfields in 2003/04 before moving to Barnsley.
The former Colchester United man is available for Saturday's clash against Morecambe, and speaking to the club's official website, manager Aidy Boothroyd said that he was happy to have secured Reid's signature.
“Paul will add leadership qualities, an aggression and some depth to the back line.
“He was fantastic for me at Colchester and I’m convinced that had he stayed fit we would have got promoted instead of finishing 7th.
“He’s in very good shape and he’s fit to go straight into the squad for Saturday."
Northampton Town striker Jacob Blyth has extended his loan with the club , after the Cobblers agreed a deal with Leicester City to keep the forward until November.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a good start to life at Sixfields, scoring twice in his 6 appearances to date.
The new agreement means that Blyth will be available for selection up to and including 2 November.
Northampton Town have agreed a deal to sign former Sheffield United man Matty Harriott on a free transfer.
The Luton-born midfielder has put pen to paper on a contract that will run until the end of the season.
20-year-old Harriott has been a free agent since his release from Bramall Lane this summer.
Cobblers manager Aidy Boothroyd told the club's official website that the signing of Harriott will help to strengthen the club's midfield options:
"Matty will increase the competition in central midfield.
"He is strong, he can be physical and he has a good engine. He can play as well and he is really hungry and desperate to be given a chance.
"He did well for us in pre-season and I think he will be a good addition."
Northampton Town have signed former Coventry City midfielder Gary Deegan on a one-year deal.
The 25-year-old has been on trial with the Cobblers, and the club have opted to offer the Irishman a contract.
Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd told the clubs official website that he was happy to secure Deegan's services for next season.
"Gary is a player with a good pedigree and I am pleased to have signed him.
I have always said it is important to take our time to make sure we bring in the right players. Not only are we looking for good players, but players who offer variety and a blend and a balance to those who are already here and Gary certainly does that."
Northampton Town have reacted to news that they face legal action from the Ricoh Arena over Coventry City's ground share.
In a statement the club said:
Northampton Town Football Club confirms that Arena Coventry Limited (ACL) has threatened the club with legal action in respect of Coventry City FC playing at Sixfields Stadium. The club was approached by Coventry City to play at Sixfields, so that Coventry City could fulfil its fixtures. The Football League has endorsed this arrangement.
The threatened action by ACL is without any legal merit and is not conducive to the greater good of the game. Northampton Town Football Club will not be bullied or threatened.