Trip down memory lane for ex-PNE players

Preston North End heroes, from left, Gary Peters, Ian Bryson, Paul McKenna, Andy Saville and Allan Smart at the Sportsmans Dinner at Deepdale
Preston North End heroes, from left, Gary Peters, Ian Bryson, Paul McKenna, Andy Saville and Allan Smart at the Sportsmans Dinner at Deepdale
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THE Preston North End Former Players Association held their 19th annual dinner at Deepdale.

Lilywhites stars from down the years mixed with fans in the ever popular event.

Neil McDonald and Graeme Atkinson with a picture from the 1996 promotion party

Neil McDonald and Graeme Atkinson with a picture from the 1996 promotion party

There was a reunion of some of the 1995/96 Third Division title-winning squad to mark the 20th anniversary of that memorable campaign.

Manager Gary Peters was joined by Andy Saville – who scored 30 goals that season – skipper Ian Bryson, Allan Smart, Graeme Atkinson, Paul Sparrow, Neil McDonald, David Lucas, Andy Fensome and Russ Wilcox.

Other players to attend included Alex Bruce, Mike Elwiss, Roy Tunks, Ricky Thomson, Graham Houston, Lee Ashcroft, Paul McKenna, Peter Litchfield, Leo Gornall and Eric Jones.

Impressionist Kevin Connelly and comedian Lea Roberts provided the after-dinner entertainment.

Peter Litchfield, Steve Elliott and Ian Bryson at PNE Former Players Dinner

Peter Litchfield, Steve Elliott and Ian Bryson at PNE Former Players Dinner