Kabamba: It was a 'really easy decision' to sign for Cobblers

Former Portsmouth striker becomes Town's first summer signing

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 11:58 am
Nicke Kabamba playing for Kilmarnock against Rangers.

Nicke Kabamba says it was a 'really easy decision' to sign for the Cobblers once he spoke with manager Jon Brady

The 28-year-old was released by Kilmarnock last week following their relegation from the Scottish Premiership.

"A massive thank you to all the players and staff for the last 2 years at Kilmarnock," Kabamba tweeted. "The support from the fans has been brilliant, I've enjoyed my time here and made some good memories. I wish you all the best for the future."

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He then held discussions with the Cobblers and after receiving a glowing reference from ex-Town loanee Peter Kioso, Kabamba made the seemingly straightforward decision to put pen to paper at Sixfields.

He becomes the first signing under Northampton's new committee-style recruitment structure.

"That really appealed to me," said the imposing frontman. "I had a long chat with the gaffer and he's got a really good vibe about him and that made it a really easy decision.

"You want to feel wanted by a club and to have a manager that will back me and the gaffer here filled me with confidence - and I've only been here for a few hours!"

Following relegation from League One last season, Kabamba says the club's desire to get back to the third tier was another attraction.

He added: "First and foremost I wanted to be at a club that's ambitious and looking to move forward.

"Obviously a few things haven't worked out for the club previously but I'm happy to be on-board and hopefully trying to get them back into League One.

"I've been in Scotland but I have always kept an eye on English football and I also have a few friends who have been here and played in this league.

"I've been keeping tabs on it and kept an eye on what's unfolded and now I'm just happy to be back in England and in a division where we can push forward and in a team that's competing for promotion - hopefully we can have a successful season."