Northampton Town have signed Millwall striker John Marquis on loan until the end of the season after a injury blow to skipper Marc Richards.

The 23-year-old played for the Cobblers at the end of the 2013-14 season as he helped them to safety, but will be hoping to help them become League 2 champions this time around.

But the bad news for Chris Wilder is the captain, Marc Richards, is expected to be out for at least four weeks with an Achilles injury.

The boss told the official Northampton Town website: “Of course losing Marc is a blow, but we are delighted to have re-signed John to add to our squad. When I spoke with the Chairman in January we agreed to keep some money available so that we could cover injuries and this is a perfect example of this.
“This is a big 15 games for the club and we need to be at our strongest as a squad and if Marc had been out for only a couple of games I am not sure we would have acted, but with him probably missing more than that we felt it was the right to strengthen.
“John is a player the supporters know well and he was very popular here in his first spell. He is a fighter, a striker who has a physical presence and can finish.
“He will be able to hit the ground running, he knows the club, he knows what we are all about and he has been in and around the Millwall squad so he is fit and ready.
“He is also out of contract at Millwall in the summer, so this gives both parties the chance to have another look at each other over the remainder of the season.”