Ryan Watson has made his triumphant return to Sixfields by signing a loan deal until January as more beef is added to an already impressive Cobblers midfield. With Jason Taylor’s red card at Barnet and a frantic Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday run of games through August Chris Wilder has moved to bring in a man who was just getting going in his first spell with us last season.
The 22-year-old played five times for the Cobblers a year ago but when a cruciate knee ligament injury hit the Leicester man returned to his parent club. But now back in full health, he’s back and should go straight into the squad for the visit of Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon.
It’s a signing that makes complete sense given the solid start he made last season and the amount of games we’ve got coming up. Watson proved himself well in his short stay and will likely see plenty of action with injuries and suspensions already taking their toll on the Cobblers squad.
Don’t rule out more late signings in the next couple of weeks (Central defensive back up please!) as the transfer deadline rolls towards closure on September 1st.