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Graham Potter




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Born in Solihull, the full-back began his career as a Birmingham City youngster and then in Stoke City’s defence in the mid-nineties.

In 1996, Potter moved to Southampton where he made eight Premier League appearances, playing in the Saints’ 6-3 win over Manchester United in 1996 in fact, before the England U21s international moved to West Brom the following year.

It was as a Baggy that Potter arrived in Reading on loan in December 1999, and during a month as a Royal he made five appearances, keeping a clean sheet during his Madejski Stadium debut in a Football League Trophy win at home to Leyton Orient.

A goalless affair at home to Notts County ended his loan stay and Potter made a move to York City the following year – scoring against the Royals for the Minstermen in an FA Cup victory at Bootham Crescent in December 2001.

He hung up his boots at Macclesfield in 2005 and is currently coaching in Sweden with Superettan League side Östersunds FK, where he has guided them to three promotions and the Europa League.

His playing career lasted 372 appearances, scoring 19 goals from his full-back position.