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Academy defender loaned to Northampton Town

League One side Northampton Town have signed Manchester United academy defender Regan Poole on a season-long loan.

Poole, 19, joined United from Welsh League Two side Newport County in September 2015. The Welsh centre-back has spent the last two seasons playing for United’s U23 side.

Poole made his first team debut in February 2016 when he come on as a late substitute in a Europa League match against FC Midtjylland.

At Northampton Poole will linkup with his former Newport manager, Justin Edinburgh, who now manages the League One club.

Speaking about his new signing, Edinburgh said: [Poole] is a central defender who is comfortable on the ball. He is strong, he leaps well and he has all the attributes to be a top, top player.”

“He is mobile and he will complement the other defenders we have at the club well.”

Poole was a member of Wales’ U20s squad at the Toulon Tournament this summer.

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