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7 September 2012

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Jake Robinson arrives from Northampton

The Hatters have signed Northampton Town striker Jake Robinson on a month’s loan.

The 25-year-old arrives at Kenilworth Road to bolster the Town’s attacking options fresh from scoring a sensational winning goal for the Cobblers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in midweek.

Robinson began his career as a youngster with Brighton, making the grade with the Seagulls to make 123 league appearances with the Sussex club. He became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer when scoring in an FA Cup tie against Forest Green as a 16-year-old.

Having also enjoyed two separate loan spells with then-Conference Aldershot, he left Brighton in 2009 and signed for Shrewsbury Town.

Whilst with the Shrews he netted 11 goals in 35 Football League starts but, having fallen out of favour at the New Meadow, it was Paul Buckle that took him on loan to Torquay in January 2011.

At Plainmoor Robinson was a revelation, scoring seven goals in 22 games under Buckle, including twice against parent club Shrewsbury in a 5-0 win.

After being released by Shrewsbury last summer he joined Northampton and scored his first goal for the club only last week.

Buckle told "Jake is another exciting player and one who will bring pace, skill and goals to the team.

"He can play on either wing or as a striker and, like a lot of the players we have, he is very versatile.

"He's direct and has a great work ethic. That's why he's right for us. He's going to fit in very nicely."

Jake will wear squad number 22 and is available to play against Alfreton on Saturday.

Hatters Player subscribers can login in Cobblers Player to watch his goal. 

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