Northampton's Derek Niven to help club's young stars

Derek Niven
Niven cleared off the line in the draw with Rotherham

Northampton Town's Derek Niven says that his experience can help the club's youngsters during his loan spell.

The 27-year-old midfielder made his debut in the 1-1 draw with Rotherham, on a month's loan from Chesterfield.

Niven told BBC Radio Northampton: "Michael Jacobs is good to play alongside. I [just] talked to him, kept him in position.

"I've been in the game for awhile, I'm an experienced professional and hopefully I can help players."

Niven confident of Cobblers rise

Niven also praised winger Lewis Young, whose cross led to the Cobblers' equaliser.

"He's a big prospect - he's a got pace and everything [you need] for a winger," he said.

"Northampton have got a good bunch of lads, with pace out wide, a big strong lad in Adebayo Akinfenwa and it's difficult to see why they're in the position they are.

"They've got good players and, in time, will climb the table."

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