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Northampton Town sign midfielder Harry Beautyman

Harry Beautyman Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town have announced the signing of Peterborough United midfielder Harry Beautyman on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-yea-rold started off his career with Leyton Orient and joined Peterborough United in November 2014 where he has made 45 League One appearances, scoring five goals.

Harry is a very good addition for us. He is a lively character and a player who has a decent amount of experience in League One. He is also a good age, who will get better and better, and I think we are signing him at a good time.

He is a box to box midfielder who creates things, makes things happen and can score a goal or two so he will add to our attacking options.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

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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.

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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