They Played For Both – Imps and Peterborough

Courtesy Graham Burrell

This wasn’t a tough article to research – the key was trying to think outside the box when picking players.

There are so many players to have worn both shirts, but many are obvious, Richard Butcher springs to mind, as does my hero Peter Gain. What about martin Carruthers, mentioned in yesterday’s piece? Drewe Broughton played for both too, but it isn’t fair to keep expressing my opinion of his stint at City.  I mean seriously, where does one start? Even in the last few years, there have been plenty of players to discuss. Without further ado (considering I’m writing this at 10 pm on Monday just before my essential maintenance) let’s crack on with some players who have not only represented the Imps, but also Peterborough United.

Peter Costello

I liked Peter Costello, but I’m not sure why. I even named my goldfish after him I seem to recall. He was a pacey and tricky striker who signed on-loan from Peterborough for a handful of games in 1991. He had previously been with Bradford City and Rochdale, but never really broke through at London Road. Steve Thompson went back for the striker permanently in 1992, and he featured mostly as the number 10. Scored some goals in the 1992/93 season including two at home in a 2-1 win over Doncaster, and two in a 3-1 away win at Darlington. Suffered an injury mid-way through the season and despite battling back only made a handful more appearance at the start of the 1993/94 campaign. In his later years, he played around Hong Kong before returning to Lincolnshire with County rivals Boston United whom he helped fire to the Football League. He played against us in the 2002/03 season, before winding his career down with Stevenage.