Born 26th August 1963 in Ferryhill, County Durham.
Fred began his footballing career as an apprentice at Darlington in 1981. Having made over 130 Football League appearances for the Darlington he was transferred for a £50,000 fee to then First Division Champions Everton in April 1986.
As understudy to Neville Southall and with no first team appearances Fred was sold to Walsall for £100,000! Loaned out to the Posh in the 1989/90 season Fred made six appearances before eventually joining the Posh on a permanent basis in the summer of 1991 for £25,000.
Fred performed heroically against Wimbledon, Newcastle Utd and Liverpool in the 1991/92 Rumbelows Cup wins and was in goal for the 3rd Division play off final at Wembley against Stockport County the same season.
In total Fred made 96 Football League appearances for the Posh (74 starting and 22 as an unused substitute).
Did you know: His party trick was to wear a mask and bowing to the crowd before a game. At Bradford City this didn’t go down well with the West Yorkshire Police who claimed he incited the crowd!