Northampton Town have confirmed the double signing of defender Charlie Goode and striker Vadaine Oliver.

The arrival of the duo means that the Cobblers have now signed 11 new players ahead of their second consecutive season in League 2.

Goode is a familiar face for Cobblers fans, having spent the second half of last season on loan at the club from Scunthorpe. He has signed a 3 year deal after moving an undisclosed fee from the Lincolnshire club.

The 23-year-old defender made 17 appearances after arriving on loan from Scunthorpe during the January window last season.

The Northampton manager Keith Curle praised Goode’s commitment and told the official club website of his delight at getting the player back at the PTS Academy Stadium.

He said, “Supporters know all about him from his loan spell with us. He is a wholehearted, committed, big and strong defender who has a winning mentality.

“I think his outlook was highlighted when, as a loan player last season, supporters will remember he played through the pain barrier, wearing a face mask to protect an injury, showing his commitment to the club.

“That’s the sort of spirit, determination and commitment you need to be successful and we know we are getting that with Charlie.”

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Oliver signed a one year deal for the club after leaving Morecambe.

The striker, who has also played for Lincoln, Crewe, Mansfield and York in his career, signed after a two year association with the side from Lancashire.

Talking about his new striker, Curle said, “He will add competition and depth to the attacking unit. Over the course of a season you will need different options, you need to pose a different threat and have more than one plan up your sleeve. You need different ways of scoring goals and winning games, and Vadaine offers an alternative threat for us.

“He is a player I have identified previously and I believe I can get the best out of him. He is a very unselfish striker. He attracts defenders and occupies them and he can be a real handful to play against.”