Lloyd The Guest

The Coventry City Former Players Association is very pleased to welcome one of Coventry City’s F.A.Cup favourites Lloyd McGrath to tonight's (4th December 2012) regional quarter-final tie against Sheffield United in the Johnson’s Paint Trophy.

Lloyd, of course, has plenty of experience in winning cup-ties since he was part of the Sky Blues glorious F.A.Cup winning  campaign which culminated in captain (and fellow Association member) Brian Kilcline lifting  the cup for Club and City at Wembley in May 1987. Furthermore it was his goal – with the assistance of opponent Gary Mabbutt’s knee – that secured the victory and sent Coventry into ecstacy.

Everyone at the Ricoh, apart from Blades fans of course,  will hope that Lloyd will be a lucky mascot for the tie which, if the Sky Blues can prevail, give them a strong chance of eventually making it to a Wembley final once more (for the second time in their existence).

Supporters will look forward to seeing Lloyd tour the corporate areas at the Ricoh before the game and being interviewed by CCFPA’s Billy Bell on the stage of Lady Gs at the Arena’s Casino after the game. Lloyd is also sure to get a warm welcome on the pitch from the crowd when he does the Club’s half time draw. We also hope to coax him to provide match day analysis for BBC CWR during the game.

Also expected in the Legends Lounge amongst the ‘regulars’ are the following former Bantams and Sky Blues Association members -Kirk Stephens, Lol Harvey, Brian Nicholas, Peter Wyer, Micky Gynn,  Dave Bennett, Peter Hormantschuck, Paul Culpin, Ken Brown, Ken Satchwell, Bill Tedds, Claus Bech Jorgensen, Ron Farmer, Marcus Hall, Gordon Simms,  Ian Goodwin, Dietmar Bruck and Bob Wesson.