Pitch Publishing author Paul Large visited Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium ahead of the Cobblers' game against Burton Albion, for a signing of his new book Have Boots Will Travel: The Frank Large Story.

 

Frank, Paul's father, was a legend at the club, and had three separate spells with Northampton in the 1960s , scoring 96 goals in 248 appearances.

 

A number of former colleagues attended, including fellow greats Graham Carr, Graham Felton and Billy Best.

 

The book went down well with Frank's former team mates, and the photo section was especially admired.

 

It wasn't just at Northampton Frank was deemed a legend. Famed for his never-say-die attitude and fearsome goal-scoring qualities, his football career saw him star for nine clubs in all. 

 

The book features interviews with fellow players and managers (including Sir Bobby Robson, Ron Atkinson and Graham Carr), and Frank's peripatetic career is covered from Halifax in the late 1950s via QPR, Northampton, Swindon, Carlisle, Oldham, Northampton, Leicester, Fulham, Northampton, Chesterfield and Baltimore to Kettering in the mid-'70s - and so, eventually, to retirement in the west of Ireland. 

 

Large won two Third Division championships before eventually breaking into the top flight with Leicester. He shone brightly but all too briefly before he was involved in Allan Clarke's record transfer from Fulham. 

 

The story of a “working-class hero, who embodied so many of the game's virtues” - lovingly told by his son, Paul.

 

Click here for more information on Have Boots Will Travel: The Frank Large Story.

Twitter link