Northampton Town’s star striker Sam Hoskins has put pen to paper on a new contract at Sixfields, seeing him stay with the club until 2026, as confirmed today via Northampton’s club website.
Hoskins was integral to the Cobblers gaining promotion to League One last season, scoring 22 goals from 41 appearances along the way for Jon Brady’s men.
He’s picked up from where he left off last campaign early into Northampton’s jump up a division, scoring three times from five matches played – Hoskins’ last strike in the third tier led to the Cobblers picking up all three points in a hard-fought contest versus Cheltenham Town.
His reward is a brand new contract, staying put at the club he joined all the way back in 2015.
Hoskins’ Importance To The Cobblers
Sam Hoskins has been crucial for Northampton Town over the years, a constant source of goals for the Cobblers.
Amassing a ridiculous 344 appearances for his employers to date, he has scored 80 times for the Northamptonshire based club with his goals last campaign seeing him win a spot in the League Two Team of the Season.
He would even go on to be recognised individually, pipping the likes of Bradford City’s serial goalscorer Andy Cook to the accolade of Player of the Season.
Fancied by many to instantly drop back down to League Two, Hoskins will have to be the Cobblers hero again up top alongside the added ammunition of brand new striker signing Tyreece Simpson adding more in attack.
Regardless of whether or not Jon Brady’s men stay up or fall straight back through the relegation trapdoor, it’s fair to stay Hoskins will be sticking around at Sixfields for the foreseeable.
What’s Been Said?
Northampton boss Jon Brady was delighted to get this deal over the line, praising Hoskins’ continued commitment to the football club in an interview on the Cobblers website.
He said: “We are delighted that Sam has signed his new contract. No praise can be too high for Sam on or off the field. He just keeps getting better and better.
On the field, his record speaks for itself. He is a key figure for us and he is the sort of player who steps up time and time again when we need him. Off the field he is a real leader in the dressing room and someone the younger players look up to.”
Kelvin Thomas, chairman of the League One side, also commented on the star-man’s contract extension and the scarcity of players in the modern game who remain loyal.
He said: “It is rare in modern day football for a player to stay with a club for such a long time, let alone to have the consistent impact upon performances like Sam continues to do.
This is great news for the club and for Sam. His standing in the history of this club is secure and it is right that we get to pay tribute to that, and as a player he just seems to be getting better and better.
We were very keen to ensure Sam stayed with the club. He fully deserves this new contract and while the term legend is used sometimes too often in football, Sam deserves all the plaudits he gets for the service has given and continues to give for the club.”
Echoing the Cobblers chairman’s comments, it is rare in football nowadays for one player to stick by their club – Sam Hoskins now entering into his eighth year at Sixfields.
He’s ageing like a fine wine too in Northampton colours, his goal tally for last season one of his best personally.
Hoskins will hope that the goals continue to flow and that he can be key to his side surviving the drop straight back down to League Two.