Cobblers ‘legend’ Warburton joins Brady’s coaching staff

Popular former defender to help out on a voluntary basis

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:46 pm
Ray Warburton and Ian Sampson are both helping out Jon Brady as part of his coaching stuff.

Wembley-winning captain Ray Warburton has returned to the Cobblers as part of the coaching setup on a voluntary basis.

The 53-year-old, who was skipper when Northampton won the 1997 Division Three play-off final, made exactly 200 appearances for the club between 1994 and 1998 and worked with current manager Jon Brady at Brackley Town.

He also played for AFC Rushden & Diamonds, York City, Boston United and Aldershot Town and worked as technical development manager at Northampton after retiring.

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Warburton now returns to the club to help current coaches Ian Sampson and Marc Richards in assisting Brady.

“We’ve just had him in and around training,” said Brady. “I played with Ray and he was also my assistant when I was at Brackley and he’s a very inspirational guy.

“When he speaks, you listen. I’ve just bought him into the building to have a look and he is a club legend and he’s also a very good friend of mine and a friend of Ian’s.

“He’s another real positive person to have in and around the building.”