Clubs played for: Manchester City, Lincoln City, QPR, Portsmouth, Newport County. (1956-1968)
Biography: It seems as though John was destined to be a footballer. His father played for Bolton Wanderers in the 1929 FA Cup final and his two older brothers had also been professionals. He made his league bow in the colours of Manchester City following his National Service and had played for Lincoln City and QPR before joining Pompey in May 1963. A speedy winger, John also bagged his fair share of goals, and Pompey turned down bids from other clubs to retain his services until a back operation in 1967/8 affected his pace. He did manage a short stay at Newport County before finally calling it a day and accepting an offer to become Pompey's maintenance officer. Having settled in Hayling Island, John later worked as a workshop technician at the local secondary school and turned out for the Pompey ex-professionals.
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