Cobblers boss Chris Wilder has explained his decision to let David Moyo leave the club and feels the transfer is in the player’s best interests.
The 20-year-old Zimbabwean youth international saw his contract terminated at Sixfields this week and has since signed for Vanarama North side Brackley Town, where he had been on loan.
Because of the attacking options at his disposal, Wilder feels the player would not have had sufficient game time with Northampton to further his career.
“I always wanted to bring the numbers down and didn’t think that he would get a run in the side,” he said. “Hopefully David will do well for Brackley.
“You have to make decisions and when you let players go sometimes they go away and they want to prove you wrong.
“I’ve got Marc Richards, Emile Sinclair and John-Joe O’Toole in attack, plus Ivan Toney is coming back this week and I didn’t see David getting in.
“You have to make decisions for the player sometimes too and David is at a stage where he needs to be playing football.
“He can kick-start his career now - to just stay here and be a substitute isn’t right.”
Brackley boss Jon Brady was pleased to have secured the services of the youngster, and said: “David has everything it takes to be a top player and I am delighted he will remain at the club.
“We have a young side and he is an important part of my plans.”