Thanks: Richard Butcher
This one in obvious, surely? Richard Butcher was a Northampton boy and served his apprenticeship with the Cobblers. He never broke through and eventually emerged with Kettering Town, which is where Keith saw him and brought him back into league football.
I’m not going to get too sentimental here. Butch, to me, epitomises the Keith era perfectly. He was an honest, hard-working footballer who served us diligently on three separate occasions and without the Cobblers input in his younger days, he might never have graced our hallowed turf.
Rest easy Butch.