Lee Nogan

Years at the club: 1995-97
Date of birth: 21/05/1969
Birth place: Cardiff
Position: Striker
Appearances: 81 (21)
Goals: 29
Clubs: Various including Oxford Utd., Watford, Grimsby Town, Darlington, Luton Tn., York City
Honours: 2 Wales caps. Also Wales apperances at Under 21 and 'B' international level.

As a player, his most notable achievements came at Reading. He joined the Berkshire club for £250,000 on 12 January 1995, halfway through the 1994-95 season, from Watford. He joined Reading while they were contesting for a Division One playoff place. They finished the season as Division One runners-up, and in a normal season this would have meant automatic promotion to the FA Premier League. However, a restructuring of the league meant that only the champions would be promoted automatically that season, forcing Reading to negotiate the playoffs. They eliminated Tranmere Rovers in the semi-finals and were paired with Bolton Wanderers in the Wembley final. Nogan put Reading ahead in the fourth minute with the first goal of the game, and by half time they were 2-0 up, but two goals in the final 15 minutes saw Bolton force extra time and go on to defeat Nogan and his colleagues 4-3.

This would be the closest that Nogan would come to experiencing top flight football in England. He remained at Reading until 1 August 1997, by which time he had scored 29 goals for the Royals, when he signed for Grimsby Town in a £170,000 deal. He scored 16 goals in his two seasons at Blundell Park and helped the Mariners win promotion to Division One in his first season as Division Two playoff winners.

Brief spells with Darlington and Luton Town followed, before Nogan signed for his final professional club, York City, on 12 February 2001. He found the net 37 times for the Minstermen between then and his departure on 31 May 2006, although he was unable to prevent them from suffering relegation from the Football League to the Conference in 2004

Did you know?

Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.

Neil Webb, 1978-1982

Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and League Cup.

Bill Davies, 1953-1961

Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in every game of the 1958/59 season.

Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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