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66 DAYS TO GO...

4 June 2014

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The scorer of 66 goals for the Hatters – the last of which came in 1966 – John O’Rourke seemed to have lost his way in football after failing to gain a first team spot at either Arsenal or Chelsea before he moved to Kenilworth Road in 1963.

He became a teenage sensational with the Town, banging in 22 goals in just 23 appearances in 1963/64 to save the Hatters from certain relegation to Division Four.

Badly injured on the opening day of the following campaign, he was back to his best in 1965/66, netting 32 times before an inevitable big money move to Middlesbrough.

A brilliant header of a ball, John helped Boro to promotion and then did the same for Ipswich before joining Coventry and then Bournemouth.

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