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Northampton land Watson

Northampton have completed a loan deal for Leicester midfielder Ryan Watson until January.

The midfielder moves to Sixfields after making his Foxes debut in the Capital One Cup defeat to Shrewsbury last week.

The Cobblers have already allowed forward Alex Nicholls join Exeter on loan for a month and have now snapped up Watson.

"Ryan is a player we have tracked since last Christmas," boss Chris Wilder told the club's official site.

"I have seen him play at least half a dozen times and he has impressed me. He is a an all-round good midfield player. He gets about the park, he is strong in the tackle and he can pass the ball well. He wants to come and play senior football and that is a really refreshing attitude.

"We have tried to bring him in before and I am really pleased we have been able to get the loan completed now.

"Thanks to Leicester City for allowing us to borrow Ryan, there is a good relationship between the clubs. They know we will look after him, he will help us and he will also gain valuable experience at the same time."