Two new faces for Cobblers
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
John Gorman has reinforced his Northampton Town squad for the coming season by signing both Andy Holt and Sam Aiston, as well as tying three members of his first team squad down to new deals.
The former Wycombe boss is looking to stamp his own image on The Cobblers' side after being appointed as the successor to Colin Calderwood, and to that end has now captured defender Holt and winger Aiston (pictured).
Holt left Wrexham at the end of last season and will bolster the Northampton backline as they look to secure their newly-won League One status.
Former Sunderland starlet Aiston played for Tranmere Rovers last season but has now penned a two-year deal at Sixfields along with his new colleague.
"I have brought in two players in Andy Holt and Sam Aiston that I rate very highly," Gorman told the club's official website.
"Andy is a left back and Sam can play on either side of midfield.
"We felt it was important that we boosted the squad a little bit and in signing these two players I think we have added real quality."
As well as bringing in new faces, Gorman has also managed to convince Ian Taylor, Eoin Jess and David Hunt to sign extended deals at the club.
The trio were all out of contract this summer but will now remain at Sixfields for the coming campaign after extending their stays.
"It's been hard work but all three of them are good lads and I'm happy they've now all signed on for next season," stated Gorman.
"They are all smashing lads and they all wanted to stay and it's great news for me that they are staying.
"I really want to keep hold of Luke Chambers as well and he is coming down on Thursday with his agent and if we can iron out a few bits and pieces hopefully we'll have another bit of good news then."
Meanwhile the Cobblers boss also revealed that contrary to recent reports Martin Smith has not yet signed for Darlington, with the club still hopeful that the striker will stay at Sixfields.