FPA guests v MK Dons

The FPA guests for Tuesday's fixture against MK Dons are Phil Hubbard, Lee Beevers, Matt Carmichael and John Hawley.

Before the game the FPA will be presenting a signed shirt to six-year-old Imps season membership holder Oscar in the Legends Lounge to add to his bedroom collection of Lincoln City memorabilia.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently transformed Oscar's bedroom to display his many Imps souvenirs. Oscar is the grandson of former Imps youth team player Andy Ottewell.
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 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 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 and is also co-manager of the Lincoln City Legends team along with 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

Lee Beevers

Lee Beevers was a defender who played for Ipswich Town and Boston United before joining the Imps in February 2005. His first appearances were as a substitute and he came off the bench in extra-time in the play-off Final against Southend United. Lee established himself as a first team regular the following season and went on to be voted Supporters Player of the Season in 2006-07. During his time with City, he made six appearances for the Wales Under 21 team. Lee moved on in the summer of 2009 and went on to play for Colchester United, Walsall and Mansfield Town before coming back to Sincil Bank in the summer of 2015-16. He was a near ever-present until suffering an injury early in the following season which led to his retirement from playing.

Debut vs Leyton Orient, away 22 February 2005 as substitute

Lincoln City Record:

Football League: 154 appearances plus 12 as substitute, 9 goals

FA Cup: 10 appearances

Football League Cup: 4 appearances, 2 goals

National League: 57 appearances plus 2 as substitute

Other: 8 appearances plus 2 as substitute

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 Lincoln 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

John Hawley 

John Hawley was a young professional with Lincoln City in the 1960s. He mainly appeared as a winger playing for the reserves in the North Midlands League and the A team in the Lincolnshire League and also played in the FA Youth Cup for the Imps. John moved on in the summer of 1968 and signed for Corby Town. He later played for several local clubs including Boston United and Worksop Town.
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