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'Pilky' Honoured By Lancashire FA

24 October 2018

Lancashire FA have unveiled the Brian Pilkington Stand at The County Ground, Leyland, in recognition of the ex-Burnley and England forward.

Brian made 340 appearances for Burnley in a decade at Turf Moor between 1951-61 and was a key member of the First Division title-winning side of 1960, famously scoring the opening goal at Manchester City on the night Burnley were crowned champions.

He also played a key part in the club’s run to the European Cup quarter finals in the 1960-61 season.

The 85-year-old won a single international cap for England in 1954, in a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland.

However, he was also a key player for Leyland Motors, where he started his career and later returned to the County Ground at the back end of his career, as player and manager.

And Brian, who now suffers with dementia, was special guest along with former Clarets team mates Jimmy Robson and Trevor Meredith and other footballing dignitaries at the unveiling ceremony.

Brian, (front row, fourth from left), at the unveiling of the stand bearing his name.

Brian recieves a Clarets' shirt from Burnley Former Players' Association representative Veronica Simpson.

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