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Keith Alexander inducted into Hall of Fame

20 September 2021

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Legendary former player and manager Keith Alexander is the latest person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Keith's son Matt attended Saturday's fixture against Ipswich Town, where he was presented with a certificate by broadcaster John Inverdale.

Keith first joined the Imps in 1990 as a forward, making his debut in December that year when City faced Hartlepool United in Division Four. He went on to make a further 22 appearances in the 1990/91 season, scoring three goals.

As his playing career headed towards an end, Keith was given a youth team coaching role with the Imps which would eventually turn into a caretaker manager position at the end of the 1992/93 season.

He was eventually given the manager role permanently. After 42 league games as City boss, Alexander was replaced by Sam Ellis.

In July 2001 he returned to the club as he oversaw all coaching from the Academy through to the first team, as well as being Alan Buckley's assistant manager.

Keith took over as City boss for the second time in 2002, which saw the Imps secure a play-off place as they finished sixth in Division Three.

Severe illness kept Alexander away from the sidelines for part of the 2003/04 campaign, but he returned in February 2004 to secure a second-place play-off finish. The Imps would go on to be defeated by Huddersfield Town in the semi-finals. Keith led the club to two further play-off finishes before leaving City in May 2006.

Keith sadly passed away in March 2010, aged 53, but is fondly remembered among the club's fans.

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