Hatters snap up Cobblers striker on loan

Town have signed Northampton Town striker Jake Robinson on a month’s loan.

The 25-year-old arrives at Kenilworth Road to bolster the Town’s attacking options fresh from scoring the winning goal for the Cobblers in their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over MK Dons in midweek.

Robinson began his career as a youngster with Brighton, making 123 league appearances with the Seagulls, becoming the club’s youngest ever goalscorer.

Having also enjoyed two separate loan spells with then-Conference Aldershot, he left Brighton in 2009 and signed for Shrewsbury Town.

Whilst with the Shrews he netted 11 goals in 35 Football League starts but, having fallen out of favour at the New Meadow, joined now Town boss Paul Buckle on loan at Torquay in January 2011.

At Plainmoor Robinson was a revelation, scoring seven goals in 22 games under Buckle, including twice against parent club Shrewsbury in a 5-0 win.

After being released by Shrewsbury last summer he joined Northampton and scored his first goal for the club only last week.

Buckle told the club’s official website: “Jake is another exciting player and one who will bring pace, skill and goals to the team.

“He can play on either wing or as a striker and, like a lot of the players we have, he is very versatile.

“He’s direct and has a great work ethic. That’s why he’s right for us. He’s going to fit in very nicely.”

Robinson will wear squad number 22 and is available to play against Alfreton on Saturday.

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