Cobblers snap up Hornet
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Northampton Town have signed Watford youngster Ryan Gilligan.Northampton Town have signed Watford youngster Ryan Gilligan.
The midfielder/striker joins the League Two club after The Cobblers decided to take over Gilligan's youth trainee scholarship at Vicarage Road until the end of the season.
Despite remaining a trainee, Sixfields boss Colin Calderwood has given the 18-year-old a first team number for the coming season.
"He is a young player who I have seen a lot over the last two years," Calderwood told the club's official website.
"He can play in midfield or up front, and like Bradley Johnson, even though he is a young player, he will be involved with the first team squad."
One youth player that has left The Cobblers is defender Liam Dolman after he joined non-league Aylesbury United on 'work experience' terms.