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Howard Wilkinson to be special guest at former players' event

2 February 2019

Details have been confirmed for the annual dinner of Notts County’s Former Players’ Association.

The evening will celebrate the Magpies’ assumption to the top flight at the end of the 1980-81 season – arguably their greatest promotion of all.

The dinner will be held at Meadow Lane on Saturday 6 April following the Sky Bet League Two fixture with Northampton Town, with tickets priced £35.

Fifteen players from the 1980-81 campaign have already confirmed their attendance and demand for places is expected to be high.

Former Yugoslavia international Raddy Avramovic will be flying over from the Far East for a reunion with his former team-mates.

He’ll be joined by Eddie Kelly, who made 26 appearances during the promotion-winning campaign.

The evening’s special guest will be Howard Wilkinson, who worked alongside the late Jimmy Sirrel as part of the club’s managerial set-up at the time.

It will be an especially poignant occasion for former skipper Don Masson who recorded his third promotion as Notts captain in 1980-81.

The campaign was followed by two successful seasons against the game’s elite, with Notts finishing 15th on each occasion, and the celebratory dinner will also recognise these achievements.

Tickets are available from Saturday 12 January from the Meadow Lane ticket office.

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