Striker Hoskins signs for Cobblers

NEW SIGNING - Sam Hoskins is now a Cobblers player

NEW SIGNING - Sam Hoskins is now a Cobblers player

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The Cobblers have signed striker Sam Hoskins.

The former Yeovil man has put pen to paper on a deal with Northampton after impressing in a trial period during pre-season.

“Sam is a young player who has been brought up right, in terms of everything he’s done, the way he eats and the way he trains,” said Cobblers manager Chris Wilder

“He has had a bit of a knock in his career, but he has shown really good signs in pre-season. He is a good, hungry young player.”

Hoskins has been a regular in the Cobblers’ teams throughout pre-season, scoring in the wins over Sileby Rangers and Worthing.

The 22-year-old began his career at Southampton, making four substitute appearances for the south coast club, and he also enjoyed loan spells at Rotherham United and Stevenage.

In the summer of 2013 he joined Yeovil Town on a free transfer, but never managed to nail down a regular first team starting place.

In all, he made 35 appearances for the Glovers, but only 11 starts, and last season he spent an unproductive loan spell at Barnet.

In his career, he has scored four goals in 18 starts and 43 substitute appearances.

Yeovil released him at the end of last season, and Wilder believes he has picked up a promising player.

“Sam won’t shirk the physical challenge, he is bright and enthusiastic and he has a bit of pace,” said the Cobblers boss.

“As people will have seen in pre-season he gets in and around the six-yard box and he scores goals.

“He looks like scoring whenever he plays, he has good movement, good abililty, and knows where the back of the net is.”