Winger Danny Emerton has left the Cobblers after having his Sixfields contract terminated.
The 22-year-old was signed in the summer by then boss Aidy Boothroyd after he was released by Barclays Premier League side Hull City.
In all, Emerton made 20 appearances for the Cobblers, made up of 14 starts and six as substitute.
He scored one goal in the claret and white, which was the long-range effort in front of the ITV cameras in the 2-1 FA Cup win at Bishop’s Stortford in November.
Emerton hasn’t featured at all in the first team since Chris Wilder took over at the club at the end of January, and was clearly deemed surplus to requirements.
His last appearance for the club was as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 defeat to York City on January 11.
“Sometimes it’s difficult and you have to make quick decisions on players,” said manager Chris Wilder. “We felt that Danny wasn’t going to be involved.
“His contract was up at the end of the season and this gives him an opportunity to go and kick-start his career.
“Opportunites have been limited for him completely, with Brennan (Dickenson) coming into the side and Chris Hackett fit again.”