Northampton Town have signed attacking midfielder Matty Warburton from non-league Stockport County, who is expected to be the first in a summer revamp.

The Cobblers have signed Warburton on a 2 year contract, and he will move from Lancashire to Northamptonshire on July 1 when the new window opens.

Warburton moves after a productive season with Stockport, scoring 27 goals and being voted Player of the Year as the side won the National League North title. In total, he struck 48 times for County.

The move was confirmed yesterday (07/05), and came in the same week that Northampton confirmed that 8 players will be let go at the end of the season and a further 3 have been transfer listed.

Northampton manager Keith Curle voiced his delight at confirming the signing. Speaking to the official Northampton Town site, he spoke of his delight to make the signing happen.

He said, “He is a creative player who plays well in the final third and he knows his role in the team. He is a player who wants the ball and he’s what I’d describe as a very brave player. He’s got a good footballing brain and is capable of scoring goals in different ways. We need to score more goals, we need to add goals from central midfield and Matty will help with that.

“We think Matty is a really good signing for us and we are excited about working with him.”