John Marquis: Northampton Town re-sign Millwall striker

John Marquis
John Marquis' only goal this season came for Leyton Orient against Staines in the FA Cup

Northampton have re-signed Millwall striker John Marquis on loan for the rest of the season following an Achilles injury for Marc Richards.

Richards, 33, has scored 18 goals for the League Two leaders this term, but will be out for at least four weeks.

Marquis, 23, played for the Cobblers in 2013-2014, scoring in their final game against Oxford to avoid relegation.

"It's a very different situation. I want to help a team already doing really well get promoted," he said.

Marquis has made a total of 27 appearances this season, having had a loan spell at Leyton Orient, but only scored once.

He is out of contract at the end of the season, and continued to BBC Radio Northampton: "I went to Leyton Orient earlier in the season and played the majority of games in midfield, which obviously isn't my best position but at least I was playing there.

"I went back to Millwall and wasn't really playing, mainly because the two forwards are playing well; Steve Morison's the captain and Lee Gregory's already got 20 goals this season."

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