Wed, Oct

TONY ROUGIER could become the latest addition to the Cobblers squad after it was confirmed he is training with the club.

The former Port Vale and Reading utility man is available on non-contract terms after concluding a deal with Major League Soccer side Rochester Rhinos in the United States.

Rougier would be available to sign immediately as he is a free agent, and that has obvious attractions for manager Colin Calderwood, especially as the player, who has racked up £750,000 in career transfer fees, can operate in midfield and up front.

The 34-year-old, who was born in Point Fortin on South Trinidad but now lives in Reading, turned out six times for the Rhinos last season following a spell in China.

Rougier has been a regular for his national team picking up an impressive 73 caps, and has also spent time with Nanjing YoYo FC in the Chinese First Division last season.

In his career, Rougier has led Trinidad and Tobago to the 1999 Copa Caribe title and the semi-finals of the 2000 Gold Cup, losing out to Carlo Corazzin and Canada in the final four.