Trip down memory lane for ex-PNE players

THE Preston North End Former Players Association held their 19th annual dinner at Deepdale.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 11:07 am
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 4:46 pm
Preston North End heroes, from left, Gary Peters, Ian Bryson, Paul McKenna, Andy Saville and Allan Smart at the Sportsmans Dinner at Deepdale

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

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.

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

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
Neil McDonald and Graeme Atkinson with a picture from the 1996 promotion party
Peter Litchfield, Steve Elliott and Ian Bryson at PNE Former Players Dinner