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Return Of The 72.73 Squad

10 April 2013

A number of players from the Third Division promotion winning squad of 1972.73 will be back at Meadow Lane for this weekend’s encounter with Colchester United.

The climb to the second tier - now the Championship - ended a 15-year absence and gave supporters some unforgettable memories. 

Nine of the 19 players used that campaign, which saw Notts make up significant ground to secure a second-placed finish, will be our special guests in pre-match hospitality to re-live a remarkable season. 

All will be interviewed by matchday compere, Mr Notts County Colin Slater. 

You can join them in Wheeler’s Suite by calling 0115 9557 241. 

The full list of players can be found below:  
Roy Brown (goalkeeper) 42 appearances. 
Joined us from Reading in July, 1970 and his consistency in helping the club to promotion was recognised by supporters who voted him Player of the Year.

Bob Worthington (left back) 43 appearances. 
Came from Middlesbrough in September 1968  a joint deal by manager Billy Gray which also saw the signing of Don Masson.

Brian Stubbs (central defender) 42 appearances, 3 goals.
Local boy (born in Keyworth) who made good with his only League club. Formed a powerful central defensive partnership with David Needham.

Don Masson (midfield) 44 appearances, 8 goals.
The skilful creator of many scoring opportunities for others, as well as finding the net himself. Jimmy Sirrel’s on-field leader as captain.

Steve Carter (right wing) 27 appearances, 1 goal.
A snip of a buy from Manchester City at £18,000 in February, 1972. Fast and tricky on the ball and known to team mates as “Flash”. 

Kevin Randall (striker) 45 appearances, 19 goals. 
Bought from Chesterfield for £20,000 on the eve of the season, the only game missed was the opener at Shrewsbury. Leading scorer, his 19 strikes included seven penalties.

Les Bradd (striker) 43 appearances, 9 goals. 
Another Billy Gray signing, cost a meagre £1,000 from Rotherham United in October, 1967. “Bomber’s” 9 goals lifted his total for Notts to 69.

John Cozens (striker) 9 appearances. 
Plucked from non-league football with Hillingdon Borough, where he was leading scorer, by Jimmy Sirrel for £10,000 and mid-way through the promotion season moved to Peterborough United.

Mick Vinter (striker) 4 appearances, 1 goal.
Made his debut as a substitute at Shrewsbury on the opening day and scored his first goal in a 2-0 home win over Plymouth in mid-March. Had joined from Boston United in March 1973 for £2,000.


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