Melton’s Paul Anderson makes deadline day move to Northampton Town

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Melton footballer Paul Anderson was a busy man on Transfer Deadline Day as he completed a move from Bradford City to League One rivals Northampton Town.

The 28-year-old winger moved to the Cobblers on a one-year deal yesterday after leaving Bradford City by mutual consent.

Anderson was restricted to 18 appearances for the Yorkshire club after joining in the summer of 2015 because of a broken leg.

“Buzzing to have signed for @ntfc,” he said on Twitter. “Can’t wait to get started with a nice opener this weekend!!

“Thank you to everyone at @officialbantams for everything over the past year. I have made some great mates in my time there

“Also a big thank you to the fans who were so supportive of me through a very difficult time. I really appreciate how you were with me.”

The former Melton Foxes man has made 292 league appearances, having started his career at Hull City.

He was signed by Liverpool as a 17-year-old and won the League One championship with Swansea City, under Roberto Martinez, during a season-long loan.

Anderson was then loaned to Nottingham Forest for the 2008/09 season and then signed for them the following season.

He remained at the City Ground until the end of the 2011/12 campaign, and twice helped them reach the play-offs during his stint.

After a brief spell at Bristol City, he enjoyed a successful few seasons at his third Championship club, Ipswich Town, managed by Mick McCarthy, before his move to Valley Parade 12 months ago.

Northampton manager Rob Page said: “He is a good age, he is a talent and he can create that moment of magic in a game that can make the difference.

”We have beaten off interest from other clubs to sign Paul and I think he will prove an excellent addition for us.”

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