Irons and Whites

Footballers who have played league football for both PNE and Scunthorpe

L - Z

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


965) Eddie Nolan

PNE 40 apps; 0 goals

Irons 30 apps; 0 goals

PNE debut 09/12/2008 v Doncaster (H) – Won 1-0

833) David Reeves
PNE 47 apps; 12 goals

Irons 9 apps; 6 goals

PNE debut 12/10/1996 v Stockport (A) Lost 0-1


882) Paul Reid
PNE 1 app; 1 goal

Irons 9 apps; 0 goals

PNE debut 05/02/2002 v Sheffield Wednesday (H) – Won 4-2

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


658) George Telfer
PNE 2 apps; 0 goals

Irons 36 apps; 11 goals

PNE debut 03/09/1993 v Brentford (H) Drawn 3-3

497) George Thompson
PNE 140 apps; 0 goals

Irons 92 apps; 0 goals

PNE debut 25/10/1952 v Portsmouth (A) Won 5-2

799) Neil Trebble
PNE 19 apps; 4 goals

Irons 47 apps; 8 goals

PNE debut 13/08/1994 v Darlington (A) Drawn 0-0

817) Russell Wilcox
PNE 62 apps; 1 goal

Irons 118 apps; 4 goals

PNE debut 23/09/1995 v Fulham (A) Drawn 2-2


Player profile - George Thompson


George Herbert Thompson was born in Maltby on 15 September 1926. Thompson was a goalkeeper who signed for Chesterfield in June 1947. But in three years he didn’t make a first team appearance.


In June 1950 Thompson joined Scunthorpe who had just been elected to the Football League for the 1950/51 season. His debut was on the opening day of the season on 11 August 1950 against Shrewsbury, who had also just joined the Football league. He kept a clean sheet as the Division Three North match finished 0-0.


He became a first team fixture as in their first two seasons in the league the Irons finished twelfth and fourteenth.


After making 92 league appearances for Scunthorpe, Thompson joined Preston in October 1952 replacing Malcolm Newlands who joined Workington the following month.


Thompson made his Lilywhite debut in a 5-2 victory at Portsmouth on 25 October. Thompson made 30 appearances during the season and kept ten clean sheets as Preston finished runners-up to Arsenal for the Division One title. This was also the season when Thompson collided with Derek Dooley in a match at home to Sheffield Wednesday which led to Dooley’s leg being amputated.


The 1953/54 season saw Thompson make 39 league appearances and won a FA Cup runners-up medal in the 3-2 defeat against West Brom on 1 May 1954.


Thonpson played the majority of games with 37 in 1954/55 and 34 league appearances in 1955/56. But the emergence from Fred Else saw Thompson play his 140th and last PNE match on 24 March 1965 in a 2-1 win at home to Pompey.


Thompson joined Manchester City in June 1956 but only made two appearances as the spent the rest of the time as the understudy to Bert Trautmann.


A year later Thompson joined Carlisle  and stayed for five seasons making 206 appearances before retiring in the 1961/62 season with Carlisle finishing fourth and gained promotion to Division Three for the 1962/63 season.


George Thompson passed away in 2004.