Sunday, 23 May 2010

16. Jack Trainer

Jack is the one on the left. The guy on the right will also feature very shortly.

Position : Centre half

Played : 1982-3

Appearances : 7

Goals : 0

It would be fair to say that Jack, a Scotsman , was something of a football nomad. He had made 105 appearances for Halifax in the late 70s after signing from Cork Hibernian. On his release he signed for Hong Kong Rangers. After a year with them he returned to play one league game for Bury (in which he scored) before returning to Ireland with Waterford.

Peter Madden brought him in as a stopgap replacement for Brian Taylor after future referee Steve Baines had declined a move to Spotland. He wasn't very good and after 7 games Madden decided that loan players were a better option and sent Jack on his way (to Morecambe ) with the comment "Jack wasn't the greatest".

Indeed not but unlike Peter he does remain in the game as the head of Coach Education at Bolton Wanderers.

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