Northampton Town have announced the signing of Leicester City midfielder Ryan Watson who has joined on a six-month loan spell.

The Cobblers had been tracking the youngster and completed the deadline deal this evening. Watson will stay at the club until 1st January 2015.

Watson joined Northampton on a six-month loan

 

“Ryan is a player we have tracked since last Christmas,” said Town manager Chris Wilder, speaking to Northampton’s official website.

 

“I have seen him play at least half a dozen times and he has impressed me. He is an all round good midfield player. He gets about the park, he is strong in the tackle and he can pass the ball well. He wants to come and play senior football and that is a really refreshing attitude.

 

Watson started his career at Wigan Athletic and had a loan spell at Accrington Stanley in 2012.

 

He joined Leicester City in 2013, after a successful trial and made his first-team debut in the Capital One Cup this season.

 

“We have tried to bring him in before and I am really pleased we have been able to get the loan completed now. Thanks to Leicester City for allowing us to borrow Ryan, there is a good relationship between the clubs,” Wilder added.

 

“They know we will look after him, he will help us and he will also gain valuable experience at the same time.”

 


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