Guillem Bauza has impressed Gary Johnson enough on trial and has, this afternoon, signed a month to month deal with the Cobblers. That means the former Espanyol, Swansea and Hereford striker goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game with Macclesfield Town and boosts the attacking options with Leon McKenzie and Billy McKay ruled out along with long term absentee Tadhg Purcell.
The 26 year old began his career with home town club Mallorca but played just one game in which he partnered Samuel Eto’o up front. Bauza went on to play for Espanyol whilst also making it into the Spain Under 16s side that won the European Championships, forming a partnership with Fernando Torres!
Roberto Martinez brought him over to England for his Swansea side in 2007 and scored twice at the end of the season to defeat Gillingham and send the Swans up to the Championship. But in 2010, he was released and spent some time at Charlton on trial before signing for Hereford United. Cobblers fans will remember him from “that” 4-3 defeat at Sixfields as he played a starring role in the Bulls’ recovery from 3-0 down.
So he knows his way around Sixfields and if our new striker can perform as well tomorrow then we’ll be very close to that illusive win!