Benjamin gets 18-month contract with Cobblers

Northampton Town have signed youth team striker Joe Benjamin on an 18-month professional contract.

The 18-year-old joined the club's Centre of Excellence three years ago, having been spotted by the club's scouts playing local football in London.

He had previously been released by West Ham United.

He has since enjoyed a work experience spell at Brackley Town, and made his first team debut as a substitute against Millwall earlier this season.