FPA guests v Port Vale

The FPA guests for Saturday's fixture against Port Vale are Terry Cooper and Gordon Simmonite.

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 made a permanent move to Sincil Bank in the summer of 1972. Terry, who started out playing in midfield, switched to central defence 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. Cooper 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 two as substitute, 12 goals

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

Football League Cup: 13 appearances

Gordon Simmonite

Gordon Simmonite was a defender whose career began as an apprentice with Rotherham United before joining Sheffield Wednesday in the summer of 1975. He made his Football League debut for the Owls and later joined Boston United before returning to the Football League with Blackpool. He signed for City in November 1982 and featured regularly in the first-team until suffering a serious ankle injury. He later joined Stockport County as assistant manager before returning to City as a player on Boxing Day 1987 when the Imps, by then playing in the Vauxhall Conference, won at Boston United. Gordon proved a steadying influence for City in the second half of the season which culminated in promotion back to the Football League. At the end of the season he moved on to play for Gainsborough Trinity.

Debut vs Millwall, home 4 December 1982

Lincoln City record:

Football League: 71 appearances plus one as substitute

FA Cup: two appearances

Football League Cup: six appearances

Vauxhall Conference: 13 appearances

Other games: eight appearances

The Former Players Association will be involved in a charity football game against the British Heart Foundation team at Moorlands on Sunday 23 April (2:30pm KO) - read more HERE.