6th Dec, 2016

Former Sky Blues defender Aaron Phillips completes Northampton Town move

Steve Carpenter 8th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DEFENDER Aaron Phillips has joined newly promoted Northampton Town after being released by the Sky Blues this summer.

The 22-year-old had been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Tony Mowbray and was not offered a new deal despite making 26 first team appearances last season.

Leamington-born Phillips made a total of 61 for the Sky Blues after graduating through the club’s academy system.

He was linked with a move to Sheffield United last month but Phillips has pun pen-to-paper on a two-year deal with Northampton.

“Aaron is a very welcome addition to the squad,” said former Sky Blues player and new Northampton manager Rob Page.

“He is a young player with potential, but he also has a fair amount of experience in League 1 and that is important.

“He is a mobile full back with power and pace and plays with his heart on his sleeve. He will be here to battle with Brendan Moloney and the two of them should be able to drive each other on and that can only benefit the team.

“The players who are already here did really well last season, our recruitment this summer is about adding depth, competition and quality to help and strengthen a very good group and Aaron fits the bill perfectly.”