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FPA guests v Forest Green

11 August 2022

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Grant Brown and Phil Hubbard will be the Former Players Association guests for Saturday's visit of Forest Green Rovers.

Grant and Phil will be interviewed in the University of Lincoln Fan Village before the game, as well as speaking to guests in the Legends Lounge and SRP 200 Club. Saturday's host will be Matt Carmichael.

Grant Brown

Grant  made a record number of appearances during his lengthy career with the Imps having first signed on loan from Leicester City in August 1989 as part of the deal which saw Tony James sold to the Foxes. Grant immediately established himself as a regular in the back four and although he went back to Leicester when his loan ended in November 1989, he returned soon afterwards and signed on a permanent basis for what at the time was reported as a record fee paid by City of £60,000. Grant went on to make over 450 senior appearances for the Imps and was given a testimonial in 2000 when Middlesbrough visited Sincil Bank. He was voted Player of the Season in 2001-02 which was his final season as a player. Grant later returned to take charge of City’s youth team and was also first team assistant manager for a time and on three occasions served as caretaker manager. He finally left Sincil Bank in the summer of 2016 and since then he has been at the FCV International Football Academy where he is head coach.

Debut vs Aldershot, away 26 August 1989

Lincoln City Record

Football League: 401 appearances + 6 as substitute, 15 goals

FA Cup: 18 appearances

Football League Cup: 22 appearances, 1 goal

Other: 21 appearances plus 1 as substitute, 2 goals


Phil Hubbard

Phil 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 had 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 and is also co-manager of the Lincoln City Legends team along with today’s host Matt Carmichael.

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

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