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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.


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:

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.


Luke Coddington: Northampton sign Premier League keeper

Coddington will play his football at Sixfields from now on. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed goalkeeper Luke Coddington from Premier League side Huddersfield Town on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old, who was previously at Middlesbrough, has agreed a two-year contract at Sixfields.

Huddersfield have included a future sell-on fee clause as part of the deal.

Luke is a highly thought of keeper and we think he is an excellent prospect.

He has always been on our list this summer, but his availability as a permanent signing this week changed our thinking.

We felt a decision had to be made and we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of signing Luke, while waiting for some of the other loan options. We wanted to be in control of our own destiny.

– Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town manager

Meanwhile, MK Dons midfielder Chuks Aneke has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

Norwich sign former Liverpool teen Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips travelled with Norwich City's U23s on their recent pre-season tour in Germany Credit:

Norwich have signed midfielder Adam Phillips on a two-year deal, following the teenager's successful trial with the club.

The 19-year-old has spent the summer on trial with the Championship club's U23s side.

Phillips was released by Liverpool in May after ten years at Anfield and is targeting a first-team place with the Canaries.

"I think it's good the first-team have a new head coach, so hopefully I can try and catch his eye in the Under-23s games and try to push to train with the first-team and get around the squad", he told the club's official website.

Meanwhile, League One side Northampton Town have signed striker Chris Long on a season-long loan from Premier League side Burnley.

Northampton Town fans get first glimpse of new kit

Marc Richards leads the Northampton team out in their new strip. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Town football fans have had their first glimpse of the club's new kit for the coming season.

The home strip was unveiled by first team players on Sunday morning at the Cobblers' Fun Day.

Supporters at Sixfields also watched manager Justin Edinburgh work with the senior squad at an open training session.

Aaron Pierre: Northampton Town sign centre-back

Aaron Pierre has moved to Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Wycombe Wanderers centre-back Aaron Pierre on a three-year deal.

The 24-year-old Grenada international was recently on trial with Championship side Bristol City and had attracted interest from a number of other clubs.

He was a offered a new contract at Wycombe but chose to pursue a move elsewhere.

He has always impressed me when we have played against him. He is a threat at set plays and a presence in both penalty areas and his arrival creates some excellent competition among the four central defenders we have in the squad.

I know Wycombe were very keen to keep him and he has had interest from clubs in the Championship. He is an ambitious player but I think he has been attracted by the work we have done and are continuing to do and our ambition to take the club forward and he wants to be part of that.

– Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town manager

Meanwhile, Colchester United have signed French striker Mikael Mandron from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

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