New loan signing Josh Eppiah says Northampton Town’s reputation for helping develop young players played a key role in his decision to join the Cobblers.

There was League 1 interest in Eppiah but he believes Sixfields is the best place for him, citing working with a former loanee as the perfect example.

“Leicester spoke to me about the interest from Northampton and knowing the club’s track record in player development I was really drawn to that. Things like that sold me and the chance to come and play a part in a promotion battle really appealed to me,” he said.

“I know Kion Etete did very well here. The coaching staff worked with Kion, they helped him with specific parts of his game and that’s something that I think would really benefit me. , while helping Northampton Town.

“I hope this decision works out for all parties. I want to play games, I want to feel the pressure to help a team get promotion where results matter and that’s important.

“As a footballer you want to come into a really positive environment and I have a very good impression of this club. I can already tell in training on Friday what a good dressing room it is, which has went very well.”

Eppiah is 23 and feels ready for first-team football, and we asked him to tell us about his career so far.

“I’ve been at Leicester City since I was 10,” he said.

“I had a loan spell and played in the Belgian Premier League last season, it was a great experience and now I’m here now, I’m fit and ready to try and start.

“As a player I like to think I’m fast, sharp and strong and I like to run. I’ve spoken in detail with the manager about what he expects from his attackers, he likes his attackers to press with energy and lead from the front and that suits me all the way.”

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