Shay Facey and Jack Bridge: Northampton Town sign Man City defender and Southend winger

Shay Facey (left) jostles with a Leeds United player during an FA Cup tie for Rotherham in January 2016
Shay Facey (left) made six appearances for Championship side Rotherham in the 2015-16 season

Northampton Town have signed Manchester City's England Under-20 defender Shay Facey and winger Jack Bridge from Southend United on undisclosed deals.

Facey has signed an 18-month deal at Sixfields while the length of Bridge's contract is undisclosed.

Facey, 22, did not made a first-team appearance for the Premier League side, but went on loan to New York City, Rotherham and Heerenveen.

Bridge, also 22, has played 11 games for the Shrimpers.

"I'm somebody who brings a positive mindset and winning mentality, I think that can only help the team," Facey said.

Asked about his first impressions of Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Facey told BBC Radio Northampton: "He's been quite serious. He's made it quite clear that I've got to get my head down, work hard and earn my place in the team."

Floyd Hasselbaink said: "Jack has been training with us and has been impressive.

"He is a player who Dean Austin knows very well and we are delighted to have secured the services of a highly-rated young player."

Bridge is ineligible to feature in Northampton's game against Southend on Saturday.

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