It is with great sadness we report the passing of former Town midfielder Mick Kennedy at the young age of 57.
A true football journeyman, Salford born Mick played over 500 League games spanning ten clubs, who paid over £1 million for his services, and earned a reputation as a midfield enforcer and self styled hard man in a long career.
Starting off at Halifax, Mick rarely stayed longer than two years at a club apart from Portsmouth who he helped to the top flight in 1987. The Hatters were one of the sides he stayed with for only twelve months but the 1989/90 season was not without incident as Mick worked under three managers, was sent off twice and made sure that Derby did not score by fair means or foul after coming on as substitute in the final day 3-2 win at the Baseball Ground which saved the Town from relegation.
After finishing playing, Mick ran a ‘Soccer School’ on the west coast of Ireland.
Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.