RetroUnited.com has learned that the last remaining player from the ‘Class of 92’ to still be playing professionally will continue to play on next year.
Kevin Pilkington, the goalkeeper from that famous FA Youth Cup winning side, has been at Notts County since 2012 in his second spell at Meadow Lane, although, as time has progressed, he has become the goalkeeping coach at the club.
However, he has retained his playing registration, and has played twice this season, most recently in a 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe on March 28th.
Kevin told RetroUnited.com that he intends to play on next season too, telling us that ‘he’ll retire when he’s dead’!
Pilkington most memorably represented United in the 1995/1996 season when he was second choice goalkeeper behind Peter Schmeichel.
The news means that he will maintain his record of the only player left from the ‘Class of 92’ to keep playing professionally. He has held the distinction on his own since the retirement of Ryan Giggs last year.
Pilkington was unexpectedly called back into the County first team last year and was described by then manager Shaun Derry as the ‘best player on the pitch’ in a game against Preston.
We wish Kevin all the best as he continues his career.