Experienced midfielder Chris Lines is close to signing for Northampton Town.
The thirty-three-year-old fell out of favour at Bristol Rovers following the departure of manager Darrell Clarke. His appearances were limited under new boss Graham Coughlan, and it was no surprise to many at the Memorial Ground when he was not offered new terms on the expiration of his contract at the end of the campaign.
According to the Bristol Post, Lines is having a medical at Sixfields and is close to joining Keith Curle’s squad.
Lines is noted for his technical ability and vision in the South West where he is by common consent a legend at the club after making five hundred appearances across two spells in which he was instrumental in three promotions.
A firm fan favourite, Lines made twenty-four appearances for Rovers last season, scoring two goals and received a rapturous welcome when making his five hundredth and final appearance for the Gas from the bench in their final game of the season.
Great signing if the report is correct for Keith Curle, Lines is held in high esteem by Rovers fans for a good reason.
Rumour is he fell out with the new manager, and that is the reason he is leaving.
He will add class, experience and undoubted ability to the Cobblers midfield next season.