We are pleased to announce the signing of striker Lewis Wilson.
Lewis joins the Saints from Evostik First Division South side AFC Rushden And Diamonds. Saints fans may remember Lewis' previous spell at the Club under the Abbey Brothers and Gary King where we saw glimpses of what he had to offer during what was a frustrating period for him with little opportunity given on the pitch.
Wilson joined Rushden & Diamonds after a successful trial in 2009, after he had been spotted playing for Newport Pagnell Town. He started a two-year scholarship and was a regular in the youth team, scoring 16 goals in his first year. In his second year, Wilson featured twice for the first team in the Northamptonshire Senior Cup against Daventry United and Brackley Town. He also joined Newport Pagnell and Northampton Spencer on work-experience. In the summer of 2011, Wilson was released and rejoined UCL Premier side Newport Pagnell Town. He made his debut in August 2011, in a 3–0 defeat to Boston Town. In January 2012, Wilson joined Football League Two side Northampton Town on a contract until the end of the season, after impressing on a one-week trial. He made his debut for the Cobblers on 17 April 2012 in a 3–1 defeat to Crawley Town, coming on as a substitute for Jake Robinson. His first goal and start came in a 1–1 draw with Gillingham. On 30 April, Wilson signed a one-year professional contract. In November 2012, he joined Kettering Town on loan until 2 January 2013. Since then, he has also numbered Oxford City and Arlesey Town as well as ourselves and AFCR&D as previous clubs.
Please join us in welcoming Lewis (pictured right in action for AFCR&D) back to the Club and wish him al the very best of luck in what will be a much happier stay for him.