Northampton Town pulled off a major coup today by signing Chesterfield striker Marc Richards on a three-year deal the club have confirmed.
The club confirmed the signing on the club’s twitter page and fans of the club have been tweeting with their delight of such a major signing in the lower leagues.
Welcome back to Sixfields, Marc Richards pic.twitter.com/nVVEmxfsaa
— Northampton Town (@ntfc) May 14, 2014
The club announced on the club website that they have managed to pull off the signing for no money at all. They report that Richards was offered a new extension at the newly promoted League One side but he has rejected it to re-sign for the Cobblers on a three-year deal.
The 31-year old striker was top goalscorer for Chesterfield in League One having scored 12 goals in 33 league appearances. Last season he only managed to score a respectable eight goals in 38 games. However, that has proved to be his worst goal scoring full-season.
He had once became the first player to become top goalscorer of Port Vale for five consecutive seasons and Northampton will be hoping that the 31-year old will be able to rekindle some of that prolific form next season.