I’ve been waiting here patiently for something to write about this week in between games that are providing little to complain about and steady results pouring in, making this blog more of a preview-report-preview kind of thing and that’s the last thing I want. So imagine the joy in my little face when the Cobblers made a surprise signing this afternoon. I could barely contain myself.
OK, so that might be going a bit too far but certainly on a week when I’ve been trying to write an academic essay for the first time in six years it’s a welcome breath of air to my bread and butter as Kemar Roofe joined the ranks on a month’s loan from West Bromwich Albion.
The nineteen year old attack minded midfielder has likely been brought in to cover Ben Harding’s injury but seems more of a creative and forward thinking player so it’ll be interesting to see where he slots in to Aidy Boothroyd’s plans. Roofe has been names in Albion’s squad twice so far this season but hasn’t yet made it onto the pitch.
As well as providing Jeff Stelling (and me) with plenty of ‘roof’ puns for the next few weeks should he find the net – send yours on a post card now – he should keep Luke Guttridge and Ben Tozer on their toes. I would imagine he will start from the bench on Saturday at Burton but before that, here’s a compilation of Roofe’s talents: