Current Cobblers Squad (as of 13th June 2013)
Young keeper who has come through the ranks at Sixfields and worked his way up to become a fully fledged member of the first team squad in time for the 2012/13 season.
After a strong loan spell with the Cobblers at the start of the 2011/12 season, Langmead signed a permanent deal at Sixfields in January from local rivals Peterborough United. Langmead began his career at Preston North end but only played once for the first team and was loaned out to Tamworth, Carlisle, Kidderminster and Shrewsbury over the course of two years. The Shrews were impressed enough to offer him full time terms and the defender went on to spend six years at the club, starting out as a striker but being converted to a centre back by manager Gary Peters. He helped the club to two playoff finals during his time before moving on to Peterborough in 2010 where he netted three times in thirty two games. Langmead won the Cobblers’ supporters Player of the Year award in 2012/13 after producing superb performances and netting crucial goals throughout the campaign.
Signed in the summer of 2012 after turning down a contract extension from previous club Rochdale. Widdowson started his career with West Ham but, with chances limited at Upton Park, was loaned out to Rotherham in 2008 and to Grimsby in 2009. After impressing with the Mariners, he signed a permanent deal with them and was a near ever present in the 2009/10 season before making the move to Rochdale the next summer with ‘Dale having just been promoted to League One.
Full back or centre back Collins joined the Cobblers initially on a short term deal in February 2013 but impressed enough to be handed a two year contract the following summer. Collins came through the ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers but never played a first team game at Molineux. He moved on to Port Vale in 2009 after a successful loan spell and played over 100 games for the Valiants. He signed for Barnsley, again after a loan period, in 2012 but was back out on loan at Shrewsbury Town at the start of the 2012/13 season. After eight games with the Shrews he was released from his Vale contract and Aidy Boothroyd signed him up for the remainder of that campaign.
Youngster who can play in the middle of defence or in central midfield. Tozer joined the club on loan from Newcastle in September 20110 and made his debut in the Carling Cup win at Liverpool before spending the rest of the season with the Cobblers. On change of manager in March 2011, Tozer looked to be out of favour as Gary Johnson reshaped the squad but he fought for his place and was reinvented from defender to defensive midfielder for the last couple of games of the season. On release from his Newcastle contract in the summer of 2011, Tozer signed a two year deal with Town to become Johnson’s fifth summer signing.
Pacy winger who joined the Cobblers in the summer of 2012 having spent the previous six years at Millwall. Played over one hundred times for his first club, Oxford United, and then moved north of the border for a very brief time with Hearts before signing for Millwall in 2006. Was a key part in the Lion’s League One promotion side in 2010 as they saw off Swindon Town in the final at Wembley. Saw chances limited from then on, though, and went out on loan to Exeter City and Wycombe Wanderers during the 2011/12 campaign before Aidy Boothroyd snapped him up on a free transfer in July.
Former Wimbledon man who made the move with the club to their new name of the MK Dons. Spent much of his final two years at the club out on loan to the likes of Forest Green Rovers, Aldershot and Grays with Aldershot picking him up on a free at the end of his Dons contract. After a successful trial with the Shots, Harding earned a contract and never looked back, going on to play over a hundred and forty times for the club. Joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2011 but after just seven appearances signed on loan at Sixfields, playing five times and earning a permanent deal in January 2012.
Tricky and experienced midfielder who is in his second spell with the Cobblers having originally spent two years here between 2008 and 2010, between times playing over fifty times for Aldershot. Released in January 2012 by the Shots, new Town boss Aidy Boothroyd jumped at the chance to bring him back and he played a major role in keeping the club in the Football League. Other former clubs include Torquay, Cambridge, Southend, Leyton Orient and Colchester.
Winger who signed for the Cobblers in the summer of 2012 having previously been with Notts County. Demontagnac started out as a youngster at Arsenal and also turned out for Charlton’s academy before joining Walsall in 2005 in his first professional contract. After three years with the Saddlers he signed for Blackpool in 2009 and played a handful of games in the Premier League whilst also spending time on loan at Chesterfield and Stockport. On his release in 2011, he joined Notts County and played seventeen times in League One during the 2011/12 season and was released the following summer.
Young midfielder who was handed a squad number by Aidy Boothroyd in December 2011. Spent time on loan with Kettering Town in February 2012, playing four times for the Poppies. Hornby edged his way into first team contention for the Cobblers in the 2012/13 season and held a place in central midfield down for long spells with some eye catching performances attracting attention from clubs higher up the league ladder.
Experience striker who started his career back in 1995 with Walsall where he spent four years as a youngster before moving to Rochdale in 1999 for a fee of £100,000. He went on to play over a hundred times for the Spotland club and then headed to Notts County in 2003. After just one season in County colours, Platt joined Peterborough United, scoring six times, and then sealed a move to MK Dons in 2005. A more settled time followed and he scored twenty seven times in a hundred and two appearances at Stadium: MK, attracting the interest of Colchester United. Platt spent three years with the U’s, scoring twenty five times, and then signed for Coventry City in 2010, enjoying two seasons of Championship football. Rejoined former boss Aidy Boothroyd with the Cobblers by signing on in July 2012.
Another of Aidy Boothroyd’s summer signings of 2012, Nicholls joined the Cobblers after spending seven years at his first club, Walsall, and scoring twenty four goals during a role as a striker or winger having caught the eye during reserve and youth team games. Has also spent time with Burton Albion on loan back in 2007. Nicholls is currently out of action after suffering a horrendous broken leg during a game against Port Vale in November 2012/