ON-FIRE O’TOOLE SALUTES JUSTIN

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE: - By Char­lie Ben­nett

IT WAS only a slight change of po­si­tion, but Northamp­ton Town star John-Joe O’Toole in­sists a more at­tack­ing role has made all the dif­fer­ence in the last few weeks.

The 28-year-old had scored just five goals up to Fe­bru­ary, but then a run of seven goals in seven games fol­lowed for the tal­ented mid­fielder.

O’Toole’s run has co­in­cided with an up­turn in form for the Cob­blers, who had won three of their pre­vi­ous six matches prior to yes­ter­day’s clash with AFC Wim­ble­don.

And the mid­fielder says it is down to man­ager Justin Ed­in­burgh.

“When he came in, within a cou­ple of games he called me in and asked me what my favourite po­si­tion would be, or how I wanted to go about things,” ex­plained O’Toole.

“I said to him that I had been play­ing a lit­tle bit deeper and I would rather be push­ing on and try­ing to score goals.

“Since then, I have done all­right goalscor­ing wise, so a lot of credit would have to go to the man­ager for that, but I think there has been a change in ev­ery­thing. It has been a lot dif­fer­ent and has ben­e­fited me so hope­fully I can score a few more.”

GOALS: John-Joe O’Toole

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