Northampton have confirmed that they have completed the signing of John-Joe O’Toole after the midfielder decided to leave Bristol Rovers, reports TEAMtalk.
The 25 year-old was named in the PFA League Two team of the year last season after scoring 15 goals in 46, but decided to activate a clause in his contract allowing him to leave after the club was relegated to non-league.
The midfielder spent one season at Bristol Rovers after an initial loan spell in 2013 and has played for Colchester, Sheffield United and Wealdstone during his career after starting out at Watford. He has signed a three year deal with The Cobblers.
Northampton manager Chris Wilder is delighted with his latest acquisition: “We have had to work really hard to get this deal done so a lot of credit must go to the Chairman on this. We know he turned down three clubs in League 1 and others in League 2 to come here and it is great that he wants to be part of what we are building,” said Wilder.
“He can see the ambition of the club with all of the changes being made to the stadium and the infrastructure, the way we finished last season and the signings we have made this summer and that is a big attraction to players who want to be successful.
“He is a quality player, he offers a big goal threat as his total last season proves and we are really looking forward to working with him.”
O’Toole becomes the third arrival at Northampton this summer following the signings of Marc Richards and Kaid Mohamed.