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THE ladies of Northamp­ton were forced to play sec­ond fid­dle on Valen­tine’s Day to a long-haired fig­ure close to the hearts of Cob­blers fans.

Rather than stock up on flow­ers and choco­lates, those that fol­lowed Chris Wilder’s team to Mans­field yes­ter­day were busy buy­ing wigs and hair­bands this week for ‘John-Joe O’Toole Day’.

A so­cial me­dia cam­paign cel­e­brat­ing the Northamp­ton cult hero snow­balled, with the club’s of­fi­cial web­site even ask­ing sup­port­ers to sub­mit videos of them­selves at Field Mill. And, while a lit­tle be­mused by the idea, mid­fielder O’Toole, 26, is grate­ful for the sup­port.

“It was a sur­prise when I first found out, but it’s bril­liant that I’m get­ting recog­nised,” he said.

The moths were hav­ing a good game un­til the flood­lights went on

FANS: John-Joe O’Toole

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