B is for Bojic
Sydney native Pedj Bojic joined the Cobblers after a successful trial in 2004, becoming a key asset for Colin Calderwood and a fans’ favourite at Sixfields due to his wholehearted commitment.
The attacking full-back signed a professional deal in his homeland at the age of 15, played for his country’s under-17 side, and had trials with La Liga teams lined up before arriving at Sixfields.
A warm welcome helped Bojic feel immediately at home in Northampton and he established himself as a versatile member of the Cobblers squad. He was deployed in a variety of positions over a three-year stay, during which he amassed 115 appearances and scored six goals.
In his first season, the Cobblers missed out on promotion from the fourth tier via the play-offs, but Bojic was a regular in the side that finished second a year later, often bombing forward and taking positions in attack that caught the opposition out.
Unfortunately, he picked up a serious hernia injury in January 2007 – his first season in the third tier – which pressed pause on his blossoming career, and its persistence resulted in a return to his homeland Australia later that year where he set up a personal training business to understand more about his body and enhance his recovery.
Having successfully overcome the injury, he resumed his playing career and used his experience from the Cobblers to enjoy a trophy-ladened five-year spell with the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian top-flight, before also representing Sydney in the A-League and then eventually retiring from professional football in 2015.