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16 February 2015

Cobblers not to appeal against sending off at Mansfield Town

This is the incident that led to John-Joe O'Toole's red card on Saturday.

While we believe John-Joe was harshly treated, after taking advice, we will not be appealing the red card.

For all the talk about the late penalty, the footage does show we should also have been awarded a penalty in this incident when the Mansfield defender has John-Joe in a headlock.

Had a penalty been awarded, we believe it would have had the double effect of keeping eleven players on the field because the incident would not have escalated.

But, of course John-Joe should not have reacted, he only does so under provocation but he should not have done so and he must now serve a 3 match ban.

We move on by thanking each of the 1,200 + fans who made the trip to Mansfield. When we left the One Call Stadium last season, it was for the start of a seven month spell in the bottom two. This time around we are in 11th place, and looking to continue that progress.

Thank you for your support.

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