The first player in on loan, goalkeeper with a long life at Stoke City

Leicester’s loan player history is one of up’s and down’s. The first player we recognize is goalkeeper John Farmer.

The expierenced Stoke City man joined for a short spell in December 1974 and he played only two games, letting in five goals in two defeats, Everton (0-2) at home and Middlesbrough (0-3) away.

Farmer played as cover for Mark Wallington, who was out injured, but when MW returned continued to play for the next eight years without missing a single match.

John Farmer had a special link to Leicester, being a cover at Stoke City for both Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton, and then being, as far as we know, the first ever player on loan at our club.

John Farmer never played league football again after his two games with Leicester, shortly after moving to non-league action.


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