Johnson handed swift appointment

Northampton Town

Gary Johnson has been appointed as the new manager of League Two side Northampton.

The former Bristol City and Peterborough manager succeeds Ian Sampson, who was sacked earlier this week. The Cobblers sit 16th in the table and have moved quickly to appoint Johnson ahead of today's visit of Shrewsbury. "I am delighted we have got our man," chairman David Cardoza said. "It is a sign of our ambition."