An Iron And A White
Feature by Ob790
Updated Monday, 24th December 2007
Ahead of this Boxing Day's clash we take a look at one player who has played for both Scunthorpe and Preston.
Footballers who have played league football for both PNE and Scunthorpe
639) Peter Litchfield
PNE 107 apps; 0 goals
Irons 25 apps; 0 goals
PNE debut 28/02/1981 v Chelsea (H) Won 1-0
827) David Lucas
PNE 122 apps; 0 goals
Irons 6 apps; 0 goals
PNE debut 27/04/1996 v Hartlepool (A) Won 2-0
833) David Reeves
PNE 47 apps; 12 goals
Irons 9 apps; 6 goals
PNE debut 12/10/1996 v Stockport (A) Lost 0-1
900) Jeff Smith
PNE 5 apps; 0 goals
Irons 1 app; 0 goals
PNE debut 10/03/2004 v Sunderland (A) Drawn 3-3
728) Simon Snow
PNE 1 app; 0 goals
Irons 2 apps; 0 goals
PNE debut 26/08/1989 v Bury (H) Lost 2-3
Player Profile Peter Litchfield
Peter Litchfield was born in Manchester on 27 July 1956. After starting his career with non-league Droylsden, Litchfield, who wore contact lenses signed for Preston in January 1979.
But it was over 2 years later before he made his league debut replacing Roy Tunks in goal on 28 February 1981. A 1-0 victory at Deepdale against Chelsea led to Litchfield winning the Sun's Man of the Match award and donated the £1,000 charity cheque to the Motor Neurone Disease in honour of former PNE player Mel Holden who had died from the disease.
Litchfield played in the next two matches in a 3-0 home win against Orient and a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.
The 1981/82 season saw Litchfield play in the first 18 games of the season before being replaced for the remainder of the season by loan signing Martin Hodge from Everton.
The following season Litchfield made 23 appearances before again being replaced by Hodge who had returned to Preston on loan in March 1982 following an injury by Litchfield.
The 1983/84 season saw Litchfield just miss one match, (at home to Scunthorpe on 24 April) and was named as the official player of the season.
The 1984/85 season saw Litchfield make his 100 th league appearance but ended in a 4-1 defeat at home to Bradford.
Litchfield made a further 7 appearances for Preston but his last appearance for the club ended in embarrassment as Preston were humbled 4-1 at home to non-league Telford United in the FA Cup on 8 December 1984.
After Preston were relegated to the Fourth Division for the first time Litchfield left to join Bradford who had been promoted to the Second Division at the end of the 1984/85 season.
In four years Litchfield made 88 appearances for Bradford and during his time with Bradford, Litchfield had a spell on loan with Oldham in October 1988 making 3 league appearances.
In July 1989, Litchfield joined Fourth Division Scunthorpe and in two years he made 25 League appearances.