Peter Jackson (footballer born 1961)

Peter Jackson (Footballer Born 1961)

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Peter Allan Jackson (born 6 April 1961 in Bradford, England) is a football manager and former footballer, who currently manages Bradford City. He has previously had two spells as Huddersfield Town manager, whom he helped win the Division Three play-off in 2004, and he has also managed Lincoln City

As a player, Jackson started his career with his hometown club Bradford City, where as the club's youngest ever captain, he lifted the Third Division title in 1985 on the day of the Bradford City stadium fire. He moved to top flight side Newcastle United before he returned to Bradford City. He played more than 300 games in total for City, before moving to Huddersfield Town and Chester City. He amassed a century of games for both of those before finishing his career with Halifax Town.

Playing career

He played as a central defender for Bradford City, Newcastle United, Huddersfield Town, Chester City and Halifax Town, enjoying a strong rapport with most supporters and often was club captain. He also enjoyed rugby and played this as an amateur before moving to a solid central defender

In May 1985, Jackson collected the Division Three championship with Bradford City, but his day was to turn into a nightmare when 56 spectators were killed in a horrendous stand fire while playing Lincoln City. Jackson was a regular at funerals of spectators in the weeks that followed.

Jackson moved to Huddersfield Town in 1990. He became club-captain under Eoin Hand, Ian Ross and Neil Warnock, he was...
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