FORMER Grimsby Town striker Paul Wilkinson has agreed to play in the Chairman's Challenge fundraising game later this month.
Paul started his illustrious career with the Mariners before moving to Everton in March 1985. During the 1986–87 season he made 32 appearances and scored 12 goals for Everton, as they won the Football League first division championship. After a short spell at Nottingham Forest he went on to play over 150 league games for both Watford and Middlesbrough.
He played more than 200 times for Middlesbrough between 1991 and 1996, his most successful season being his first, in which he scored 24 goals - the last coming in the final minutes of the last league game of the season at Wolverhampton Wanderers, in which he scored a last minute winner to secure Middlesbrough's automatic promotion to the new FA Premier League. He was also the scorer of the club's first Premier League goal, scoring a 63rd minute consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat at Coventry City on the opening day of the season.
Would you like to play in this game against Paul and a Grimsby Town Legends Xl? Confirmed to play: Steve Croudson, John McDermott, Gary Childs, Matty Bloomer, Dave Smith, Stacy Coldicott, John Fenty, Paul Hurst. We are hoping to confirm Lee Nogan and Kevin Donovan soon.
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