A midfielder/defender who never really managed to make the big
breakthrough at Leeds but went on to enjoy a successful Premier League
career with Leicester and Villa. He won the League Cup with Leicester
in 1997 and looked to be doing well at Blackburn when his career was
stalled for financial reasons: if he played a 40th game for the Ewood
Park club they'd be forced to pay out more money. Consequently he
got a few games on loan before being released in summer 2002.
He was picked up by Blackpool last season and barely missed a game,
playing at full back or in the centre of the defence and captaining
the side for most of the season.
Hazel and Carolanne Clark say: We have met Simon Grayson a few
times when he came to Notts County on loan. After he left at the end
of the season we brought the shirt he'd worn on the pitch that
season. We've met him since when he returned to Meadow Lane with
Blackpool and he has sent us a nice letter with signed photos. He's a
really nice guy and a good player.
Sarah says: Simon Grayson is my uncle and I am so proud of him