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Reg Weston

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A DOMINANT centre-half who had turned out for Northfleet, Swansea City and Derby County - Reg Weston took charge of Burton Albion as player-manager in 1953, only the club's fourth season in existence.

Weston would prove a huge success as Albion built their reputation in that first decade, and brought the Brewers their first silverware.

In front of a crowd of 5,700, Weston's side lifted the Birmingham Senior Cup on March 17, 1954, defeating Brierley Hill Alliance 2-1 at Manor Park, home of Nuneaton Borough.

Having brought the likes of Jackie Stamps to the club, Weston oversaw a fine run of eight wins in the final month of that season saw the Brewers finish runners-up to Wolves A in the Birmingham League, Weston's side being awarded the Keys Cup.

And Weston's side would embark on another stunning cup run in 1955/56 - the Brewers reaching the third round proper of that season's FA Cup and exiting to Charlton Athletic in front of 29,660 fans at the Valley.

It was a remarkable run that saw Albion brush aside Atherstone Town, Tamworth, Bedworth Town, Sutton Coldfield Town, Brush Sports, Wycombe Wanderers and Halifax Town.

Weston retired in the summer of 1957 after four seasons in charge and 158 appearances.

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