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Northampton Town agree loan deal for Millwall striker

John Marquis will spend the rest of the season at Sixfields. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have re-signed Millwall striker John Marquis on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who had a previous spell at Sixfields in 2014, joins a Cobblers team riding high at the top of League Two.

Marquis will help cover for the loss of top scorer Marc Richards who's been ruled out for at least four weeks with an achilles injury.

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Former Northampton and Birmingham defender John Roberts dies aged 69

John Roberts when he played for Arsenal in 1969 Credit: PA Archive

Double winner John Roberts has died at the age of 69, his former club Arsenal have announced.

The defender played for Northampton Town between 1967 - 1969 before joining Arsenal and played for Birmingham City between 1972 - 1976.

In all, Roberts made 62 appearances for Northampton and 66 for Birmingham.

He went on to play for Wrexham and Hull before retiring in the early 1980s.

Abercynon-born Roberts won 22 international caps and was part of the Wales squad which reached the quarter-finals of the 1976 European Championship.

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Cobblers in the clear as winding-up petition withdrawn

Cobblers fans celebrated the Kelvin Thomas takeover news. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A winding up petition on Northampton Town FC by HMRC has officially been withdrawn after a court hearing last Monday.

All the club's debts have also been paid.

New chairman Kelvin Thomas has said it will give the team a chance to focus on the FA Cup.

"This is a very positive step as we move forward. We can now focus on our review of the club and developing the future plans.

"We really enjoyed our first game in the win against Yeovil last weekend and the welcome we received from the fans was really special.

"Now it's time for the FA Cup. The players have given themselves a wonderful chance of getting into the 3rd Round and it's a great time to get behind them.”

– Kelvin Thomas, Chairman
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