Super John is first guest of the season

06 August 2010 03:10
As is usual for home games at Turf Moor there will be a special half time guest for the draw and for the first game of the season against Nottingham Forest it is John Francis. John, who had two spells with the Clarets, first signed in early 1990 from Sheffield United and was an important member of the Fourth Division championship team in 1991/92,scoring the promotion clinching goal at York.He left the club after that season to play for Cambridge, then playing in what is now the Championship, but he returned to Turf Moor on transfer deadline day later in the season and went on to play an important part in the next promotion.This time he suffered an injury at Wembley, an injury that brought an end to his career, but he'd scored two more vital goals to turn the semi-final on its head at Plymouth.Now working within the youth development department at Turf Moor he remains popular with the fans and can be guaranteed a warm reception tomorrow.


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