Cobblers bid Charles farewell

Northampton defender Anthony Charles has had his contract
terminated by mutual consent, manager Aidy Boothroyd confirmed.

Charles has been at Sixfields for almost a year after joining
the Cobblers from Aldershot at the end of the last January transfer
window.

After 20 appearances, the 31-year-old is now free to join
another club.

“I think it is right to be honest with people,” Northampton boss
Boothroyd told the club’s official website.

“While Anthony has never let us down, being honest with him, he
was going to find first-team opportunities limited moving forward
and he was not going to be offered a new contract here in the
summer.

“With that in mind, it was felt best that he moved on and he
will hopefully get to play more regularly elsewhere. We wish
Anthony well.

“I also feel we are top-heavy on defenders and we need to look
to strengthen further up the pitch.”