Ben Tozer was the very first youngster signed by Mike Ashley at Newcastle, in early January, 2008.
21 year-old Ben Tozer – while at Newcastle
Ben came from Swindon Town, and was a very highly rated youngster at the time, but for whatever reason he hasn’t come through at Newcastle, and there’s news today that the 21 year-old Plymouth-born youngster has signed permanently for Northampton Town.
Ben was on loan at Northampton last season and Northampton have made the move permanent today.
Ben started his career at his home town club, and then signed for Swindon Town in the summer of 2007, and he made his full debut in the Carling Cup match with Charlton.
Ben’s contract at Newcatsle still had one year left to run, and he moved to Northampton Town on loan in September 2010.
Ben made 31 starts and 3 substitute appearances for the side, scoring three times, his first goal was in his Northampton debut at Liverpool – and you cannot do much better than that.
This is what manager Gary Johnson said today:
“I am pleased to add Ben to the squad on a permanent basis, he really won me over when he was on loan.”
“I wasn’t sure when I first came in, but I was impressed with his attitude and his willingness to get his head down and fight his way back into the side towards the end of the season after his injury.”
“He showed all the characteristics of a winner and someone who has the desire and determination to make things happen.”
Ben made one senior appearance for Newcastle in the Carling Cup in 2009.
While Ben didn’t come through at Newcastle, he’s still a very decent player, and he’s also a good lad.
We wish him all the best in his football career.