Northampton Town have completed the signing of goalkeeper Ryan Clarke on a two-year deal.

Clarke had his contract mutually terminated at Oxford United earlier today, and makes the move to Sixfields Stadium where he will team up with former Oxford United manager Chris Wilder.

The 33-year-old began his career with Bristol Rovers, he spent six years at the Memorial Stadium, but made just 23 appearances for the side. He spent time away on loan at Southend United, Kidderminster Harriers, and Forest Green Rovers before his release in the summer of 2006.

From Bristol Rovers he would go on to sign for Salisbury City for whom he made 41 appearances in a three-year spell, which included a season long loan at Northwich Victoria before his release at the end of the 2008/09 season.

He made the move to Oxford United in May 2009, and was made number one by manager Chris Wilder, in his first season he was named the club’s player of the year, in what was a successful season for Oxford United winning promotion back to the Football League via the play-offs with a fine 3-1 win over York City, despite Clarke scoring York’s goal to open the scoring.

Clarke signed a new three-year deal with Oxford in January 2014, but found himself surplus to requirements at the club this summer, and agreed to mutually terminate his deal with the club

Over his six years at Oxford, Clarke went on to make over 230 appearances at the Kassam Stadium.


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