Northampton boss Ian Sampson has completed the signing of Newcastle defender Ben Tozer on loan until October 16. Tozer is likely to go straight into the starting line-up to face Liverpool in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.
Sampson said: "He is a player with an excellent pedigree and someone who will do us a good turn over the next few weeks.
"He was really keen to come and already his attitude to get stuck in and do well for this club has impressed me. I tried to bring him in last season but it didn't quite work out then and I am pleased it has now.
"Ben is a highly-rated young player who will improve us over the next few weeks and he will hopefully gain some experience that he will find useful."