Northampton Town have signed striker Harry Smith from Macclesfield Town.

The 23-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Cobblers, as announced by their official club website.

Smith, who is 6ft 5inc, joined Macclesfield last summer on a one-year contract following his release by Championship side Millwall. He played a key part in Sol Campbell’s sides’ survival in League Two this season by chipping in with nine goals.

Northampton boss Keith Curle is delighted to have signed the big frontman and has told their website: “We are delighted we have been able to win the race to sign Harry as there was a lot of interest in him”

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle during the EFL Sky Bet League 2 match between Northampton Town and Grimsby Town FC at Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, England on 24 November 2018.

He is ambitious, he is hungry with that desire to succeed and as anyone who watched him play last season will know, he is aggressive and is a real handful for defenders to deal with. He is mobile, and a big threat in the air, and someone who can finish well too.”

“I think he will complement the players already here really well, as he is a type of player we haven’t had and have needed. He can be a focal point, attracts defenders and creates space for others with his movement and ability on the ball. He is a great age and we think he will only get better

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It is a big blow to Macclesfield losing Smith. The Silkmen will need to bolster their squad this summer to avoid another relegation battle in League Two next season.

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