Bob Jackson: 1934-2022

Bob Jackson, who made more than 250 first team appearances for the Imps, has passed away at the age of 88.

Bob began his career with Oldham Athletic signing professional forms when he was 17. He broke into Oldham’s first team and appeared for the Division Three North representative team before signing for City on transfer deadline day in March 1955.

Bob’s first team debut for the Imps was delayed by injury but he went on to establish himself as a regular appearing both at full-back and half-back.

He made 143 Second Division appearances for City and remained with the club as they dropped down the divisions before leaving Sincil Bank in the summer of 1964.

In total Bob made 235 Football League appearances for the Imps plus nine games in the FA Cup and seven in the Football League Cup

He scored his only goal in a friendly match against Grimsby Town in January 1960. Bob left Sincil Bank in the summer of 1964 and went on to play for Wisbech Town in the Southern League. Outside of football he worked in engineering for companies including Ruston Bucyrus, EEV, the National Coal Board (at Bevercotes Colliery) and Industrial and Marine Power Services.

Bob Jackson born, Middleton, Lancashire, 5 June 1934: died Horncastle, 30 August 2022