Leicester will play Stockport in the 2nd round of The Carabao Cup as we take a look down memory lane to try to find those players with a life in both camps.
We do have a grand group of them as we count up as many as did find, but it could be more out there overlooked by our eyes as we are going through the files.
Among a number of goalkeepers to have been both camps is the long servant Conrad Logan first in row adding up 41 league appearances in two loan spells, 07/08 and 08/09. Logan was registered at Leicester from 2005 to 2015 and one of the longest serving goalkeepers in the clubs history, but he only played 23 league games during that time being loaned out to a number of different clubs. At 36 he is now playing non-league football of Ansley Nomads.
Tim Flowers joined Stockport on loan during his days at Leicester. He added up 54 league games at Leicester and during his brief spell at Edgeley Park playing 4 times. Damien Delaney was another loan move in that very same period, adding up 12 league games scoring 1 goal. He only played 8 times for Leicester, all league games in Premier League, before moving to Hull.
Kevin Ellison is one that we all know had a long life in football, announcing his retirment from league football a season back as he left Newport and signed for Warrington Rylands. He was a £100 000 move from Leicester to Stockport, playing at Edgeley Park from 2001 to 2004. He has since played around at several clubs such as Hull, Newport, Morecambe, Bradford, Rotherham, Chester, Tranmere and Lincoln.
One who played the last time Leicester and Stockport came up against each other in 2009 was Leon McSweeney. He never played in the first team at Leicester but in his latter days of professional football playing for The Hatters from 08/09. Pegguy Arphexad had a short loan spell at Stockport during his days at Liverpool, playing 3 league games while at Edgeley Park.
Paul Cooper finished his career with Stockport playing 22 league games at the club in the 1990/91 season. The former Leicester goalkeeper had his best years in football as number one at Ipswich Town during the 70’s and early 80’s.
Simon Grayson joined Stockport on loan while at Blackburn, playing 13 league games in 2000/01. Matt Heath was a loan signing from Leicester to Stockport in 2003/04 adding up 8 league games for The Hatters.
Carl Ikeme is a goalkeeper to have been on loan at both Leicester and Stockport, playing 9 league games in the 2005/06 season. Carl Muggleton also a former goalkeeper played 3 league games on loan for Stockport in the 1988/89 season.
Jimmy Willis is another players with a life at Leicester and Stockport, being at Edgeley Park a few years before moving to Leicester. 10 league games for Stockport early on, move to Darlington and following Brian Little and being a fox from 1991 to 1996, adding up 60 league appearances, scoring 3 goals.
One not to forget is Frank Worthington as his travels in football also had a short stop at Stockport. 19 games and 6 goals during a spell in the 1987/88 season. Young defender Paul Williams never played a league game in his time at Leicester but later had a good spell with Stockport adding up 70 league games and scoring 3 goals from 1989 to 1993.
Some might remember Steve Yates as an understudy left back alternative for Dennis Rofe in the early 70’s at Leicester playing 19 league games before a move to Southend. He spent most of his career at Roots Hall and later with Doncaster Rovers before a brief spell lasting only 2 league games for Stockport in 1985-86.
One player also to rate in this category is Billy Webb a player that in the 50’s did appear for Leicester and Stockport. Playing 47 league games for Leicester and 243 league games for Stockport. Another player from the same period is Eddie Moran. Playing for Leicester from 1948 to 1951 and later the forward spent the years from 1951 to 1957 at Stockport building a respectable tally of 44 goals in 110 league appearances.
Players in both camps,
- Paul Cooper
- Tim Flowers
- Carl Ikeme
- Pegguy Arphexad
- Carl Muggleton
- Conrad Logan
- Matt Heath
- Damien Delaney
- Simon Grayson
- Jimmy Willis
- Paul Williams
- Steve Yates
- Billy Webb
- Leon McSweenie
- Kevin Ellison
- Frank Worthington
- Eddie Moran