TONIGHT’S half-time guest for the visit of Grimsby Town is a player who did an excellent job for both the Pilgrims and the Mariners.
Chris Hargreaves came through the ranks as a junior at Everton and then his local club Grimsby Town, where he starred as a striker. Hargreaves later played or Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and Hereford, settling into the more familiar midfield role.
Hargreaves joined the Pilgrims in 1998 and quickly grabbed his place in the side as a strong midfielder, who was also a precise passer of the ball and blessed with incredible stamina. On his day, Hargreaves took control of the engine room and a super player for two seasons.
He moved to Northampton in 2004 and spent four years as a Cobbler, moving to Brentford, Oxford and Torquay, where he was affectionately known as Tarzan, and helped the Gulls win promotion back to the Football League. Hargreaves is now a well-respected coach and TV pundit.
Welcome back, Chris.