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Thanks to Donald Nannestad

The FPA will be represented by Trevor Swinburne as host at tomorrow night’s game against Shrewsbury Town with Paul Miller, Gavin Gordon, Phil Hubbard, Matt Carmichael and John Hawley as guests.
His details are here:

Trevor Swinburne 

Trevor Swinburne began his long goalkeeping career as an apprentice with Sunderland in the late 1960s and finished it with the Imps 20 years later. During his time at Sunderland he was understudy to Jim Montgomery and made several first team appearances before moving on to Carlisle United in the summer of 1977. Trevor made over 250 first team appearances for Carlisle during his six years with the club and was an ever-present in their team which won promotion to the old Second Division in 1981-82. He then played for Brentford and Leeds United before signing for City in February 1986 as a replacement for Stuart Naylor. Trevor made regular appearances for the Imps until retiring in the summer of 1987. He was the first chairman of the Lincoln City Former Players Association when it was formed in 2017 and was a key figure in developing the organisation and has recently returned to the committee.

Debut vs Blackpool, away 25 February 1986

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 34 appearances

Football League Cup: 3 appearances 

Football League Trophy: 3 appearances

Gavin Gordon

Gavin Gordon was a striker who made his senior debut for Hull City just two months after his 16th birthday and went on to make regular first team appearances for the Tigers before he was sold to the Imps in November 1997 when he was still just 18 years old. In his first season he helped City win promotion and was a first team regular. In 2000-01 he scored 10 goals by early December and was the sold to Cardiff City for a six-figure fee. He later played for Notts County. Gavin is chairman of the Former Players Association and covers Imps games as a match summariser for BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

Debut vs Swansea City, away 8 November 1997

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 87 appearances plus 12 as substitute, 28 goals

FA Cup: 9 appearances, 2 goals

Football League Cup: 2 appearances, 1 goal

Paul Miller

Paul Miller was a midfielder who first made his name with Wimbledon where he spent seven years. He made 80 top flight appearances for the Dons including their first ever Premier League match against Leeds United. Paul moved on to Bristol Rovers before signing for the Imps in August 1997. He spent four years at Sincil Bank making over 100 first team appearances and was a member of the 1997-98 promotion winning team. He has since continued to live in the Lincoln area.

Debut vs. Chester City, away 9 August 1997

Lincoln City Record:
Football League: 93 appearances plus 22 as substitute, 11 Goals

FA Cup: 5 appearances plus 1 as substitute

Football League Cup: 4 appearancesOther: 4 appearances plus 1 as substitute, 1 Goal

Phil Hubbard

Phil Hubbard is a Lincoln born player who was one of the Imps’ first apprentices following the introduction of a youth set-up in the mid-1960s. He made his initial appearances for the club as a forward but played in several different positions including right back and left-half during his time at Sincil Bank. He became a regular first team player in 1968-69 and finished as leading scorer in 1970-71 when he was voted Player of the Season. Phil continued to score regularly in 1971-72 and by Christmas had 18 goals including a hat-trick in a memorable 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in the League Cup. Phil was then sold to Norwich City, then in the Second Division. He moved on to play for Grimsby Town before returning to Sincil Bank in August 1976. He spent three further seasons with City and had a spell playing in the USA before signing for Boston United in November 1979. He is involved with our Former Players Association as a committee member.

Debut vs Chester, away 19 February 1966

Lincoln City Record:

Football League: 250 appearances plus 11 as substitute, 53 goals

FA Cup: 16 appearances plus 2 as substitute, 1 goal

Football League Cup: 16 appearances, 6 goals

Matt Carmichael

Matt Carmichael was signed by Colin Murphy in August 1989. At the time he was planning to join the Met Police after having previously served in the British Army but Colin offered him a professional contract and his career changed track. He was initially used as a striker and scored on his debut against Scunthorpe United but later converted to centre back. He was voted the supporters player of the season in 1991-92 and made over 150 first team appearances before moving on to Scunthorpe in July 1993. Matt later played for Preston, Mansfield, Doncaster and Darlington. Matt is vice chairman of the Former Players Association.

Debut vs Scunthorpe, home 19 August 1989

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 113 appearances plus 20 as substitute, 18 goals

FA Cup: 4 appearances plus 1 as substitute

Football League Cup: 9 appearances plus 1 as substitute, 1 goal

Other: 7 appearances plus 1 as substitute, 2 goals

John Hawley 
John Hawley was a young professional with Lincoln City in the 1960s. He mainly appeared as a winger playing for the reserves in the North Midlands League and the A team in the Lincolnshire League and also played in the FA Youth Cup for the Imps. John moved on in the summer of 1968 and signed for Corby Town. He later played for several local clubs including Boston United and Worksop Town.

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