Curle swoops to sign striker from Macclesfield

Keith Curle has made another early summer swoop to sign Harry Smith from Macclesfield Town.

The twenty-four-year-old striker has penned a three-year-deal at Sixfields making him Keith Curle’s fourth signing of the summer.

Smith came through the youth system at Millwall where he enjoyed a loan spell at Swindon in the 2017/2018 season. He joined Macclesfield a year ago, and Northampton have paid an undisclosed fee for his services.

Smith made thirty-nine League Two appearances for the Silkman and was an important member of Sol Campbell’s side that managed to secure League Two safety in the final game of the season, weighing in with eight league goals.

Thought to be of interest to several EFL clubs, the big striker told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo the decision to join the Cobblers was an easy one once he had spoken to the manager and his assistant Colin West, ‘It was a big attraction point for me, as I think they are a club on the up.’

‘I am excited to work with the gaffer, and I was impressed when I met him,’ he added.


Our View

With the ongoing financial troubles at Macclesfield, it is no surprise Smith has jumped ship.

He could be the first of many to leave Mose Rose with the club reportedly struggling to pay its players.

An astute piece of business by Curle, Smith managed eight goals in a weak side, and you would hope in a better team he could be a real handful for Cobblers opponents next season.

Curle is certainly setting his stall out early to mount a promotion challenge next season.

 

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