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Cobblers boss Edinburgh says striker signing is no Long shot

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh is delighted to have secured the services of highly-rated Burnley striker Chris Long on a season-long loan.

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NEW SIGNING - Burnley's Chris Long has signed a season-long loan deal with the Cobblers (Picture: Pete Norton)

BREAKING: Cobblers sign Burnley forward Chris Long in loan deal

The Cobblers have strengthened their attacking department with the signing of Burnley forward Chris Long on a season-long loan deal.

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WING-BACK OPTION - Daniel Powell

Edinburgh believes Powell is a genuine wing-back option for Cobblers

Cobblers wide man Daniel Powell could be utilised in a wing-back role more often in the future following his impressive display in Tuesday’s friendly win over Derby County, according to manager Justin Edinburgh.

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Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh reiterates there is still work to be done to complete Cobblers squad

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh has reiterated his desire to make ‘one or two more’ additions ahead of next weekend’s Sky Bet League One curtain-raiser against Shrewsbury Town.

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EYE ON THE BALL: David Buchanan has had things all his own way in the two years he's been at Sixfields, but summer signing George Smith may provide stiff competition in 2017/18

Bullish Buchanan in high spirits ahead of new season as he prepares to battle for wing-back role

There might be a new kid on the block and a slight change of job description this season, but David Buchanan will not be giving up his place in Northampton’s team lightly.

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Sam Foley suffered an ankle injury against Kettering Town on Saturday, but will not require surgery (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Relief for Edinburgh as midfielder Foley reveals he won’t require surgery on injured ankle

The Cobblers have been handed a big boost with the news that midfielder Sam Foley’s ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.

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Aaron Pierre at the Cobblers fun day on Sunday. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

Crooks and Pierre set to feature as Cobblers prepare for Derby challenge

New signings Matt Crooks and Aaron Pierre are both in line to feature for the first time on Tuesday evening when the Cobblers step up their pre-season preparations with the visit of Derby County.

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Justin Edinburgh

COMMENT: Six key areas the Cobblers must address to make 2017/18 a success

So here we are again. Just 84 days after rounding out 2016/17 with a goalless draw to Gillingham, the Cobblers are putting the final pieces in place in preparation of doing it all over again, and with the help of a summer makeover, optimism around Sixfields is in no short supply.

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John-Joe O'Toole takes on some young supporters on the Sixfields pitch at last year's fun day

Cobblers to launch new Nike home kit at Sixfields Family Fun Day on Sunday

The Cobblers will be launching their new home kit at the the club’s annual Family Fun Day which takes place at Sixfields on Sunday.

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SUMMER SIGNING NUMBER 11 - Aaron Pierre signed for the Cobblers on Friday (Picture: Pete Norton)

Boss Edinburgh happy to be facing a Cobblers selection headache

After making his 11th signing of the summer, Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh knows he will face a serious selection headache when it comes to naming his team for the season opener at Shrewsbury Town on August 5.

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New Cobblers signing Aaron Pierre (Picture: Pete Norton)

Defender Aaron Pierre delighted as he makes a step up with the Cobblers

Aaron Pierre has promised the Cobblers fans he is going to be ‘the best player I can be’ after he signed on at Sixfields in a three-year deal.

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Aaron Pierre has joined the Cobblers after spending three seasons with Wycombe Wanderers in league two

Edinburgh believes Cobblers’ big ambition sealed Aaron Pierre deal

Justin Edinburgh believes the Cobblers’ ambition was a key factor in securing the services of in-demand central defender Aaron Pierre.

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Aaron Pierre has signed a three-year deal with the Cobblers

BREAKING: Cobblers make 11th summer signing as they land central defender Aaron Pierre

The Cobblers have completed their outfield defensive recruitment with the signing of Wycombe Wanderers central defender Aaron Pierre.

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Matt Crooks travelled with the Cobblers to Frome on Tuesday (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Crooks looking forward to ‘moving on to bigger and better things’ with the Cobblers

Matt Crooks has already come to terms with the fact he is an ex-Rangers player, and is looking forward to ‘moving on to bigger and better things’ with the Cobblers.

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Sam Foley signed for the Cobblers in May

’Bonding is easy’ for new-look Cobblers as Foley settles into Sixfields life

As one of 10 players to have walked through the Sixfields gates over the past two months, Sam Foley knows it’s essential for this this new-look Cobblers squad to gel as quickly as possible, both on and off the pitch, if they want to hit the ground running this season.

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RESTED - John-Joe O'Toole didn't feature against AFC Rushden & Diamonds, after playing at Frome on Tuesday night

Relaxed Edinburgh shrugs off pre-season friendly defeat at AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Boss Justin Edinburgh shrugged off the Cobblers’ 2-0 pre-season defeat at AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Wednesday night and insisted he was happy with a second testing workout for his players in the space of 24 hours.

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Raheem Hanley

Transfer-listed Hanley plays for Oxford United as a trialist

Transfer-listed Cobblers left-back Raheem Hanley was given permission by the club to play in a pre-season friendly for Sky Bet League One rivals Oxford United on Wednesday night.

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A sight for sore eyes? Matt Crooks trained alongside the Cobblers squad before Tuesday's friendly at Frome. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

New boy Crooks must wait before making his Cobblers bow

Matt Crooks may have to wait a few more days for his first taste of Cobblers action with manager Justin Edinburgh aware of the dangers of throwing him in too early and risking injury.

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NEW FACE - Cobblers signing Matt Crooks (Picture: Pete Norton)

Cobblers signing Matt Crooks ‘excited’ as he swaps Ibrox for Sixfields

Matt Crooks says he is ‘excited’ to be joining a ‘club on the rise’ after he signed for the Cobblers from Glasgow giants Rangers for an undisclosed fee, which is reportedly £100,000.

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Matt Crooks tussles with Cobblers midfielder Nicky Adams while playing for Accrington at Sixfields in December, 2015

Boss Justin Edinburgh ‘thrilled’ as Cobblers snap up Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh says he is ‘thrilled’ to have landed a ‘top signing’ in Matt Crooks from Rangers.

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