Foxes A to Z; Bobby Smith

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Basically an attacking midfielder, Bobby had proven his versatility at Easter Road by leading Hibs seasonal scoring list and then converting to left-back in the course of a year, and Jock Wallace chased his signature for some six months before an £85.000 deal was struck in time for Bobby to share a League bow with both Gary Lineker and David Buchanan.

He settled well at Filbert Street as an aggressive prompter, opportunist and penalty expert, and was second top scorer in the 1980 promotion campaign.

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Foxes A to Z; Derek Dougan

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Reversing the usual dynamic by which as modern personality is constructed, Derek achieved a remarkable about turn in his career and his image midway through his playing days.

A process begun at Peterborough accelerated at Leicester and completed at Wolves actually provided a rare example of a caricature turning into a genuine character.

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Foxes A to Z; Willie Cunningham

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Ironically earning several of his 30 Irish caps while a regular in City’s reserves, Willie had learned his football in Scotland, and had already won international recognition for his stylish defensvie play with St. Mirren wehn City laid out £4.750 for him.

He settled well initially, shutting between the two full back berths, but ws then squeezed out by the Stan Milburn / John Ogilvie partnership whech saw City rhough the 1957 promotion year.

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