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Thanks to Donald Nannestad

The FPA guests for tomorrow night’s game against Cambridge United are Terry Cooper, Trevor Swinburne, Phil Hubbard and Matt Carmichael with Gavin Gordon as host.

Details of the guests are here:

Terry Cooper

Terry Cooper initially signed for City in December 1971 on loan from Notts County. He went back to Meadow Lane after making three appearances for the Imps but in the summer of 1972 he made a permanent move to Sincil Bank. Terry, who started out playing in midfield, switched to centre-back with great success and went on to play almost 300 first team games for City. He was a key member of the 1975-76 team which won the Division Four championship and was twice voted Player of the Season by the supporters. Terry left Sincil Bank in the summer of 1979 and later played for Bradford City and Rochdale.

Debut vs Stockport County home 18 December 1971

Lincoln City Record:

Football League: 268 appearances plus 2 as substitute, 12 goals

FA Cup: 15 appearances plus 1 as substitute, 1 goal

Football League Cup: 13 appearances

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 before he was sold to Norwich City. 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

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. He was a key figure in developing the organisation and has now 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

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