Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: An Emotional-Lee Charged Move for Dickson

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: An Emotional-Lee Charged Move for Dickson

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Byline: By NICK PUREWAL

OUT-of-contract Lee Dickson will join Northampton Saints at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old has signed on with the Franklin's Gardens outfit, who have stormed their way back to the Guinness Premiership.

Dickson said he had to move to further his career - but admitted it tugged the heart-strings to leave his only club.

Dickson said: "Moving to Northampton is going to be a massive development for my career.

"I know Jim Mallinder and Dorian West quite well through the Saxons "They've done good things with the team this year and I know what they want for the club.

"Everyone knows how massive Northampton is as a club and playing there will be a good change for me and my career.

"It will be emotional leaving the Falcons. I've been there since I was 18 and hold Newcastle close to my heart.

"But the time has come to move on and further my career at the Saints."

Last season Northampton were relegated despite reaching the Heineken Cup semi-finals. …

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