SIG Roofing welcomed rugby legend Lee Dickson to its Northampton branch for a meet and greet.

The ex-English Rugby Union and Northampton Saints star, who currently plays scrumhalf for Bedford Blues, attended the recently refurbished roofing supplier located on Millbrook Close to keep the customers’ spirits up as they braved the freezing temperatures experienced across Northampton last week.

He met with local roofers and signed their beloved Saints shirts and memorabilia. Visitors were treated to breakfast and refreshments, as well as a whole host of special offers on products in branch.

Dickson said: “The fans in Northampton have always been so supportive of me and the club. The day was a great opportunity to get out and meet those that have cheered me on from the stands for years.

“I’m no stranger to working outside but I don’t envy these guys day in day out working outdoors in these freezing temperatures and they still had a smile on their faces when they came through the door.”

Branch Manager Michael Crouch said: “Northampton has always been a rugby town and our customers are proud supporters of their local club.

“That’s why the event was a great opportunity to thank them for supporting our branch and give them the opportunity to meet one of their sporting heroes.”