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Club saddened to learn that former player has passed away

6 March 2018

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player John Kurila.

John, a half back, joined the Cobblers from Glasgow Celtic in August 1962, and in his first season helped the club to the Third Division title.

After spending the summer in Canada with Hamilton Steelers and a short spell with Bristol City, John returned to Northampton Town and played in First Division, making 162 appearances in all for the club, scoring four times.

He joined Southend in 1968 and won the Player of the Season award at Roots Hall, he then moved to Colchester adding a Watney Cup winner’s medal to his trophy cabinet.

He wound down his career with Lincoln City, Dover and Atherstone Town.

After football he returned to his trade as a carpenter and set himself up in business as a handyman.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to John's family and friends.

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