Hats off to Burton Albion who will be hosting League football at their smart little Pirelli Stadium for the first time this season.
The ground lies just 5 miles from the Leicestershire border, making a small dent in City’s catchment area.
Watching highlights of their 5-1 League Cup drubbing at Reading this week I was amazed to see former-City keeper Kevin Poole playing in goal for the Brewers.
Kevin was one of Brian Little’s early signings in the summer of 1991, costing £40,000 from Middlesbrough. He made 181 appearances over six years at Filbert Street. He was a popular keeper, but due to a lack of height he was a little susceptible to well placed shots in the top corners.
One of his most memorable moments was being substituted for Spider Kalac in the last minute of the 1996 Play Off Final against Palace in preparation for a penalty shoot-out that never happened due to Steve Claridge’s late winner.
What is incredible is that Kevin was on the books of Aston Villa when they won the European Cup 27 years ago. he was 28 when he moved to Leicester in 1991, which was 18 years ago, which makes him…. errrr… forty six years old!
Best of Luck to Kevin and Burton this season.