Northampton Town have confirmed striker Sam Hoskins has agreed a new two-and-a-half year contract with the League Two leaders.

The 23-year-old attacker follows Lawson D’Ath and Rod McDonald in committing their future to the Cobblers recently.

Since moving to Sixfields after a pre-season trial Hoskins has scored seven goals in 16 starts so far this campaign.

Manager Chris Wilder told the official Northampton Town website: “Like Lawson and Rod, Sam is a young player who has played a big part this season, he has a lot of potential and we are delighted he has committed to the club for the next two and a half years,” said manager Chris Wilder

“Through his performances, his work rate and his desire to succeed are clear to see and he is another player with a superb attitude, and that is important.

“In any squad you need a balance and we have an exciting group of young players who have the potential to develop and grow further with us.

“We are also pleased to get a number of out of contract players tied up early, it is a show of commitment and faith both ways from the club to the player and vice versa and this is more good news for the club.”