Born 16th January 1949 in Snettisham.
Mick joined the Posh in May 1967 and spent 18 months as understudy to Welsh international Tony Millington. Mick made his league debut in an abandoned game (due to icy conditions) at London Road against Halifax Town in December 1968 and had to wait another week to make his ‘official’ debut in a 2-2 draw away against Grimbsy Town on the 21st December.
Mick was Posh’s first choice keeper for the next 4 seasons in which he missed just 8 games and was ever present in both the 1969/70 and 1972/73 seasons.
Deposed by Eric Steele, Mick’s last senior game for the Posh was in the 4-1 FA Cup defeat against Leeds Utd in January 1974 (Leeds won the old 1st Division that season). Mick was quoted as saying “I didn’t play particularly well that day, but what a match to sign off with.”
Troubled by a back injury from the beginning of the 1974/75 season, Mick spent 14 weeks on the sidelines and was advised to quit full time football in September 1975 after suffering further damage during a reserve game at Brentford.
Did you know: Mick set a club record 7 consecutive clean sheets during Posh’s 4th Division title winning season of 1973/74.