Burton Albion were saddened to learn that club legend Bert ‘Nobby’ Hadfield has passed away.
Nobby became Burton’s first ever captain, when he led Burton out at the Lloyds Foundry ground against Gloucester City on Saturday 19th August 1950.
Bert was ever-present for Burton during our early years totalling 274 appearance’s over a seven year spell, where he featured in all five full back and half back positions, as well as being pressed into emergency duties at centre forward and goalkeeper.
Hadfield was a member of the Club’s historic 1956 FA Cup run, when the club visited Charlton Athletic in the third-round for the first time in their history.
In honour of Nobby, the club will hold a minute’s applause before tonight’s fixture against Derby County to recognise his iconic status and excellent service to the football club.
Burton Albion would also like to send their condolences to Bert’s family during this sad time.