League One side Northampton Town have signed Dutch striker Kevin Luckassen on a deal until the end of the campaign, confirmed by the club website.

The 24 year old, 6ft 1in striker began his career with AZ Alkmaar before moving to Scotland and signing for Ross County.

His next club was Czech side Slovan Liberec where he scored seven goals in 9 starts and three substitute appearances before a move to Austrian side St Polten where he netted four times in 12 starts and eleven substitute appearances.

“Kevin has been training with us for a couple of weeks and has settled in well ” said manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

“I felt that with the injury to Kevin van Veen and when Boris Mathis was ill, we were a little short of options up front and so Kevin has come in to help with that.”

“He is an option for us, he is big and powerful and he will offer us something different.”

Kevin Luckassen told BBC Sport “I’m a strong striker. I like to run and I just want to work hard and try to score goals”

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side are 20th in the third tier, one point above the relegation zone.

Van Veen’s knee injury is on the mend, but he is still a doubt for this weekend’s Sky Bet League One trip to Bristol Rovers.

Luckassen, who has three brothers who also play professional football, will be available for selection for that trip, subject to international clearance.

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