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14 March 2014

Spanish striker loaned to the Cobblers

Huddersfield Town has allowed Spanish striker Cristian Lopez to join Sky Bet League 2 side Northampton Town on an Emergency Loan for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

The 24 year-old signed a one year contract at Town in the summer following a successful trial period, but he has only made four appearances as a substitute for the First Team this term. Most of his football at Town has come as an overage player for the Under-21 side, where he has scored six goals in nine starts.

He also spent a month on loan at Sky Bet League 1 side Shrewsbury Town in October, netting once in five appearances. 

Cristian will now join Northampton Town on loan for the rest of the season. Although the Cobblers are currently in the League 2 relegation zone, they have been in good form since former Oxford United boss Chris Wilder took over in late January and head into Saturday’s game at home to Mansfield Town on a five game unbeaten streak. 

As per other Emergency Loans, Town will have a recall clause on Cristian after the first 28 days.

Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins commented:

“Cristian is a superb professional and has worked very hard, but his opportunities have been limited this season. We took him on after his trial period, but he hasn’t been able to force himself into our team.

“We have talked to Cristian and want to give him every chance to impress others ahead of next season. This loan spell at Northampton Town gives him the opportunity. 

“I know Chris Wilder well and I’m confident he will continue the upturn in form at Northampton and guide them to safety. Hopefully Cristian can help them do that and impress during his loan there. We wish him well.”

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