The 28-year-old former Shakers midfielder was shocked after finding himself on the transfer-list despite playing 44 times, 35 of which were starts. With David Flitcroft’s idea of looking to go in a different direction, Adams switched to the Cobblers, agreeing to move on a free transfer.
The deal makes the midfielder reunites with ex-Shakers boss Alan Knill, who is the assistant manager at Sixfields, and Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder, who’s also on the Bury staff in 2008.
Cobblers assistant Alan Knill managed Bury when Adams came through the youth set-up between 2005-08 as the Welshman went on to make 94 first-team appearances before being sold to Leicester, and going on to play for Brentford, Rochdale and Rotherham United before returning to Bury.
Adams said that it took only a few days for the Cobblers’ GM Wilder to request a meeting with him. The 28-year-old Boltonian becomes Wilder’s second summer signing following the arrival of Alfie Potter on Wednesday.
“As soon as Northampton came in for me, I wanted to go and speak and when I came down here and spoke to the gaffer and looked around the place, I could see that it is an ambitious club and that’s what I want to be a part of,” said Adams.
Adams has previously played for Leicester City, Rotherham United, Brentford, Rochdale and Crawley Town. With Adams’ prior experiences, his new team expect much of him. For all we know, he could help the Cobblers to get into the finals in the next League.
Now Adams must prove his former club wrong, that it’s really their loss to transfer him to another club. Will he be able to step up to the plate? Let’s wait and see.