>Hinton departs as Johnson’s axe rides again!

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Craig Hinton has become the next Cobblers squad member to be shown the Sixfields door as Gary Johnson continues his revamp ahead of a crucial end of season and the coming summer break. Last week Alistair Slowe left the club after no appearances but this time it’s a more experienced member of the squad on his way out.

Hinton notched up 44 games for the club after moving from Bristol Rovers in 2009. Injury put paid to his involvement towards the end of last season though and although he did go out on loan to Luton a couple of months ago following his only game this season for the Cobblers, at Ipswich in the Carling Cup, Hinton couldn’t force his way back and now departs Sixfields.

Hopefully this spurs more of the current crop of players on to raise their games before the end of the season with Johnson’s axe already in motion.

***UPDATE: Craig Hinton has, this afternoon, been named the new Assistant Manager of his former club Bristol Rovers. ***

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