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18 March 2016

Johnson, Mowbray, Harper, Woods and Hegan join legends

David Johnson, Colin Harper, Tony Mowbray, Charlie Woods and Danny Hegan are the latest inductees into Town’s Hall of Fame. 

The announcement was made at tonight’s 37th Ex-Players Hall of Fame reunion dinner held in the Sir Bobby Robson suite.

Johnson, nicknamed Jonty, joined Town from Everton in 1972 and went on to make more than 175 appearances in his four years at the Club before returning to Merseyside to sign for the red half. He was capped by England while at Portman Road. 

Ipswich-born Harper progressed through the youth ranks at Town and spent 11 years at Portman Road, making over 170 appearances. He helped Blues to the Second Division title in 1967/68. 

Mowbray, played for, skippered, coached and managed Town in a career at Portman Road that spanned from 1995 to 2000 as a player - with his last appearance, a man of the match one in the 4-2 win against Barnsley in the Play-Off final. 

He was already part of the Club’s coaching team and remained at Town until taking over as Hibs boss in 2004, with a spell as caretaker manager at Portman Road in the 2002/03 season.   

Woods spent four years at Town as a player between 1966-70, making more than 70 appearances before returning two years later as youth coach. He then worked under his close friend Sir Bobby Robson at first-team level and has maintained a relationship with the Club ever since, with the focus on scouting work in recent years.   

Hegan made 230 appearances for Blues in six years at the Club, scoring 38 goals. He helped Town to the Second Division title in 1967/68.

The Northern Ireland international, who passed away last year, picked up the Posthumous Award, while Woods, who celebrated his 75th birthday today, was handed the Merit Award. The other three were recognised with Hall of Fame Awards.

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