Cobblers sign former Rangers defender Perry

The Cobblers have signed former Rangers defender Ross Perry on a contract until the end of the season.

GLAD TO GET HIS MAN - Chris Wilder has signed former Rangers defender Ross Perry
GLAD TO GET HIS MAN - Chris Wilder has signed former Rangers defender Ross Perry

The move is subject to international clearance as the player’s most recent club was Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers.

Perry is a 6ft 2in central defender, who played under Cobblers boss Chris Wilder on a loan spell at Oxford United in the 2009-10 season.

The 25-year-old has also played for his hometown club Falkirk.

“Ross is coming in to boost the squad for the rest of this season and so we can have a look at him for next season,” said Wilder, who is also in the market for a new striker.

“I have worked with Ross before when I was at Oxford so I know a fair bit about him and his character.

“He impressed me then and I am pleased we have been able to add him to the squad and give him this opportunity.”

Perry hasn’t played since he was sent-off in Raith’s 5-1 defeat to Livingston on December 6 last year.

He rose through the ranks at Ibrox, and after loan stints at Falkirk and Oxford, he made 12 appearances for Rangers in the SPL in 2012/13.

After the Scottish giants entered administration and were relegated to division three of the Scottish League, Perry played 20 matches as the Light Blues won the title.

An ankle ligament injury meant he missed the entire 2013-14 season, and his career at Ibrox was brought to an end when the four-year contract he had signed in 2011 was cancelled by mutual consent.

Perry signed for Raith on a short-term deal at the start of the current season, and left the club when it expired at the end of December.

In total, Perry has 55 made senior starts as well as 16 from the bench.

Perry has also represented Scotland at under-19 and under-21 level, making 16 appearances for the latter.