Tuesday, 13 July 2010

84 Ian Measham

Position : Centre half (also played at right back)

Played : 1985-6 (on loan from Huddersfield Town)

Appearances : 12

Goals : 0

Following the Mossman debacle and with the season dead in the water it wasn’t surprising that our only deadline day signing was the loan of a versatile young defender from Huddersfield who’d been loaned out to Lincoln earlier in the season.

In a team that was just going through the motions Ian’s tidiness and professionalism stood out and he would have been a good addition to the squad had finances allowed.

Instead he signed for Cambridge in the summer winning the supporter’s club player of the year in 1986-7 . He moved to Burnley in Nov 88 and gave them excellent service over six seasons. In Sept 1993 he joined Doncaster for £40,000 after a contract dispute and six months later broke his neck in a freak accident at Torquay. He was out of the game for over a year but came back in the last game of the following season. He was released at the end of 1995-6 and decided to retire from football. He moved back to Cambridge and now works in car sales.

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