Winger Marshall aims to get 'bums off seats' after signing for Cobblers
New Cobblers signing Mark Marshall was tempted into joining the club by the ambition of manager Keith Curle and the prospect of winning promotion this season.
The 32-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract until the end of the season after his release from Gillingham earlier in the week.
Marshall has experience of winning promotion as recently as last season when he played 29 times during Charlton Athletic's run to second spot in Sky Bet League One.
There was interest from elsewhere, including from clubs in the division above, but Curle played an important role in persuading Marshall to join the Cobblers.
"I had a good chat with the manager and he told me about the ambition of the club because it's important for me to be at a place where I feel they're going somewhere," he said.
"The manager here wanted me to be a part of it and that's always a selling point when you feel wanted.
"I know how the manager wants to play and how he wants to play expansive football and score goals and I think I can bring something to the table.
"I love expressing myself and he's given me the chance to do that - now I want to deliver."
Marshall made 23 appearances for Gillingham but only started six games, with the last one being over two months ago.
He added: "Like with any player you want to play more games and at Gillingham I obviously played but not as much as I wanted.
"I wanted a platform to go and express myself and I want to get bums off seats. I think the manager at this club will given me an opportunity to do that and now I've got to take that opportunity.
"As a professional in any field, you've got to be disciplined and you've got to try and always do your best so hopefully I get a chance here and I can help the club get to where they want to be."