Ex-Bristol Rovers trailist Lawson D’Ath has been snapped up on a short-term deal by Northampton Town
The Bristol Post reports that the 21-year-old who previously trialled with Bristol Rovers in a pre-season 1-1 draw with Cirecenster. has signed terms until January with the SkyBet League 2 side.
D’Ath who is a former Reading player also had loan spells at a trio of South West-based sides including Yeovil Town, Cheltenham Town, Exeter City as well as his latest loan spell at Dagenham and Redbridge. D’Ath played 21 times for the Daggers last season and scored one goal.
The Witney-born midfielder was a youth product for Reading joining the club in 2005 and he had a prolific scoring rate for the academy and reserve teams, he left the club in 2014 without making an appearance.
Northampton boss Chris Wilder was impressed by the midfielders performance in a 1-0 win against Eastleigh. Talking to the official clubs website Wilder said “Lawson did well on trial and we feel he will add something to the squad. With Lewis Hornby still unfortunately injured, I felt we were a body short in midfield and Lawson will give us a good option in there. He did well at Eastleigh and we are pleased he will be part of the squad.”
D’Ath will add to the former Bristol Rovers contingent at the Sixfields Stadium, with ex-Rovers midfielder John-Joe O’Toole already having joined the club in June on a 3-year-deal. The 25-year-old scored 13 goals for Rovers in their relegation season.