Northampton have signed former Arsenal defender Paul Rodgers on a one-year deal after he spent pre-season with the club.
Right-back Rodgers made one first-team appearance for Arsenal and spent the second half of last season on loan at Sixfields, making 11 appearances.
Cobblers boss Stuart Gray said: "I think Paul came on in leaps and bounds in his time with us last season and I am pleased he has signed."
He added: "We need pace in the side and Paul brings that and gives us a good balance at the back.
"We have plenty of experience in defence and Paul's pace will offer a good blend.
"He is another player with an excellent attitude and he has a real hunger to do well and kick his career on.
"He is a very ambitious young player who has had an excellent grounding at Arsenal.
"He has all the attributes to become a very good player and I am sure he can and will learn from those around him as he continues to develop.
"He can play at right-back or at centre-back and he will give us options in defence."
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