John-Joe to make amends
JOHN-JOE O’Toole has vowed to repay Northampton fans for their support after earning a red card on his special day against Mansfield last weekend.
Cobblers fans wore wigs and headbands in honour of midfielder O’Toole for the 1-1 away draw – but he got himself sent off 38 minutes in for violent conduct after lashing out at Stags defender Ritchie Sutton.
The 26-year-old joined the Cobblers last summer on a three-year contract and, despite a ropey start to his Northampton career, has established himself as a cult figure. And O’Toole, who received a three-game ban, tweeted: “Massive thanks for all the support Saturday, especially those who wore wigs and headbands, it is truly appreciated!
“Unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be. I possibly shouldn’t have reacted the way I did once provoked. Big thanks and will try my hardest to repay the support.”
But according to Cobblers boss Chris Wilder, O’Toole was the victim of an unprovoked attack. He said: “If somebody grabs me around the neck, I’m going to try and push them off.”
EARLY BATH: O’Toole