Published 3rd November 2012, Lancashire Evening Post
It is with a chuckle that Geoff Twentyman recalls the moment when he was told his services were no longer required by North End.
Such news is usually delivered after players have been summoned to the manager’s office, pleasantries exchanged before they are told no new contract will be forthcoming.
Things didn’t quite happen that way as centre-half – and occasional striker – Twentyman learned his three seasons at Deepdale were up.
“Preston had just been forced to apply for re-election to the Football League,” said Twentyman, recalling events more than a quarter of a century ago.
“There were six of us whose contracts ended that season, and as there was no manager in place at the time, it was the chairman