Northampton Town have confirmed the signing of defender Aaron McGowan, who has signed from Kilmarnock.

The 24-year-old right back has signed a two year contract with the League 2 club. The club have not disclosed whether a fee was paid to the Scottish side for the player, who had one year outstanding on his contract.

McGowan is the third player to move from Kilmarnock to Northampton in the 2021 summer transfer window, following Nicke Kabamba and Mitch Pinnock.

The right back made his professional debut with Morecambe during the 2012-13 season, becoming the club’s youngest ever first team player, and he made over 100 league appearances for the Shrimpers.

McGowan moved to Scotland in 2018, joining Hamilton Academical. He spent two years playing for them before joining Kilmarnock in 2020. He made 20 appearances in all competition for Kilmarnock last season.

The news was confirmed on Monday (12/07), with McGowan making his debut for the club as a substitute during Tuesday night’s friendly against West Ham United.

Northampton manager Jon Brady told the club’s official website of his delight at getting the deal done.

He said, “We are delighted to bring Aaron to the club.

“He has an excellent pedigree with a good amount of experience and is another player who is a good age for us.

“Although he has played nearly 200 senior games already, he is still only 24 with the potential to improve further.

“He is a leader, a talker, an organiser, and an aggressive defender who plays with an edge to his game. He is one who has attracted interest from a number of clubs throughout his career and we are pleased we have been able to bring him to Sixfields.”