Daventry Town have been dealt a blow ahead of their FA Cup third qualifying round clash at Grays on Sunday with the news that striker Scott Cross has left the club.
The former Northampton Town man has made the switch across the county to sign for fellow Calor League Division One Central outfit Kettering Town.
Cross, who previously appeared for the Poppies on loan while he was a Cobblers player, has left the leaders to play for a side currently in the bottom seven of the table.
The frontman is currently the second-highest scorer in the division with six to his name, and joins the Poppies ahead of their league trip to AFC Hayes on Saturday.
The signing of Cross caps a good week for Kettering, who on Monday succeeded in appealing against the winding-up order placed upon them at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Once one of the biggest clubs in English non-League football, the Poppies hve fallen on well-documented financial troubles and are currently based at the home of UCL Division One side Burton Park Wanderers, but they still have a very large fan-base.
Cross has been a regular in the Daventry starting line-up this season, and led the line in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win against Egham that saw Town maintain their place at the top of the table as they recorded their eighth win in nine matches.
Kettering on the other hand, are currently in 16th place, having won four games but lost five.
Cross could be in line for a quick meet up with his former team-mates, as the two clubs are scheduled to meet at Burton in the Red Insure Cup next Wednesday night.