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Defender makes Bournemouth exit

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AFC Bournemouth youth team graduate Sam Sherring, who joined the club at the age of 7, has joined League Two side Northampton Town.

Last month it was reported that the 22-year-old had interest from Cambridge United, Tranmere Rovers, Wrexham and Stockport County, whilst Sherring had apparently already rejected interest from Stevenage.

Sherring had an array of options in lower league football, due to his recent performances whilst out on loan.

Sherring enjoyed a spell with Torquay United in the National League during the 2020/21 season where he made 45 appearances as Torquay reached the National League Play-Off Final, which Torquay lost on penalties to Hartlepool United.

Last season Sherring jumped two tiers to enjoy loan spells with Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United in League One.

However, Sherring has opted to join fourth-tier side Northampton Town, in a move that will be seen as one to bolster their squad and go one step further than the play-offs which they reached last season.

Sherring has signed a 2-year-deal at Sixfields with the two clubs agreeing to “a compensation package”.

Speaking to ntfc.co.uk Northampton Town manager Jon Brady said…

“…We have monitored him closely during his loan spells in League 1 where he did well and he has been close to AFC Bournemouth’s first team having come through their academy system.

“He is a centre back but he can play anywhere across the back line, he is mobile and comfortable on the ball.

“Sam is also a leader out on the pitch and that is important.

“He has a real desire to learn and improve and what has impressed us is that he chose to go out on loan a number of times to gain experience and test himself playing senior football over the last few seasons, learning how to deal with the physical battles that brings.

‚ÄúThere has been considerable and sustained interest in him this summer from clubs at a number of different levels including some clubs in League 1 and we are delighted we have been able to bring him to Sixfields…”

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