Northampton Town sign Shane Higgs on a free

Shane Higgs
Higgs has made 275 career league appearances

Northampton Town have signed unattached former Leeds United keeper Shane Higgs on an 18-month contract.

The 34-year-old has been without a club since the summer when he was released by Leeds after making 29 appearances in two seasons at Elland Road.

"Shane brings experience and quality with him," Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd told the club website.

"He is a winner and someone who does not settle for second best. He is vocal and has a lot of experience."

Higgs started his career at Bristol Rovers, but has a strong association with Cheltenham Town, where he played 275 games between 1999 and 2009.

Boothroyd added: "He is someone who is used to winning football matches. He has won two promotions in his career and has played for one of the biggest clubs in the country.

"We need characters like that to come and join us and I am delighted he has agreed to be part of what we are trying to build."

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