Where Are They Now? – Joe Allon

The Blues paid £250,000 for the Geordie hit man in August 1991 after finishing the previous season as top scorer in Division Four.

The dressing room joker never made an impact at the club and was sold in December 1992 for £275,000.

Since retiring he has worked on local radio in the North East and had a spell on the coaching staff at Leeds United.

He is now a director of a North East based entertainments company Players Inc.

Appearances: 18  Goals: 3 (1991-1992)

Career: Newcastle United, Swansea City, Hartlepool United, Port Vale, Chelsea, Brentford, Port Vale, Lincoln City, Hartlepool United. (1984-1998).

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