Breaking News: Cobblers sign Bradford keeper Matt Duke on loan

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Northampton Town have signed Bradford City goalkeeper Matt Duke on loan to the end of the season.

The 34 year old stopper arrived at Bradford after leaving Championship side Hull City last summer.

The 6ft 4in goalkeeper was playing Premier League football with Hull in 2010 and made 23 appearances for the Humberside club in the Championship last season.

He has played 13 times for Bradford so far this campaign.

Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd said: “I’m delighted that Matt has joined us on loan from Bradford until the end of the season and he comes straight into contention for the game on Tuesday night.

“Matt is a very good goalkeeper, he’s played in the Premier League and he has worked with Tim Flowers before.

“Tim speaks very highly of him and I’ve come across him a few times when my teams have played against him in the past.

“I think he’s exactly what we need and while I was very disappointed to lose Chris Weale to injury I’m extremely pleased to have signed a player of Matt’s calibre.

“In terms of character I think it’s the most important position on the pitch and particularly when a team is under pressure you need someone who has been around a bit and who can lead by example.

“Matt brings all those things to the team and I’m really pleased to have him on board.”