Ex-Cobblers trio handed chance at Brackley Town

Claudio Dias, in action here against Edgar Davids and Barnet in April 2013, looks set to sign for Brackley Town
Claudio Dias, in action here against Edgar Davids and Barnet in April 2013, looks set to sign for Brackley Town

Brackley Town boss Jon Brady is offering a trio of former Cobblers players a pathway back to the Football League.

And Brady feels it is good for the town that his Skrill North outfit are able to give players such as Michael Built, Claudio Dias and Will Green a chance to shine.

All three of those youngsters played in Tuesday night’s drubbing of Biggleswade Town, with Brackley cruising to a 5-0 win.

Green netted a hat-trick and Dias added a brace as they bid to earn a deal at St James’ Park.

And Brady is now preparing to offer all three of the former Cobblers youngsters something.

“We need young and hungry players,” said the Saints boss. “They’re doing all we can ask of them during pre-season.

“The Cobblers have been releasing players and we’re looking to turn them into good ones for our club.

“It’s also positive for the town to have boys who didn’t make it at the Cobblers getting another chance in the area.

“We’re hoping to agree some deals this week.”

Brady already has 11 players signed on for the new season, but his squad is totally transformed from the one which finished seventh in the previous campaign.

John Brown, formerly of Hereford, and Greg Pearson, the ex-Burton Albion striker, are among the players who have been drafted in.

And Brady said: “We’re getting there. Build and they will come.

“We know it’s okay to do well in pre-season, but it’s about what you do when the games that are worth three points begin.

“We have the belief that the players we’ve got can do well and we’ve been really impressed with their energy and enthusiasm.”