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


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


“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.”