seemed to have a promising career ahead of him. A regular place
in the centre of the Norwich City youth team's defence in the early
1980s led to international recognition with Richard captaining the
England Schoolboys side. His contemporaries included Frances Benali
(Southampton), Lee Martin (of Manchester United and Celtic fame)
and Gareth Hall (Chelsea). As far as I can recall, injuries ended
Richard's playing career. Can anyone confirm, expand or deny this
Richard later spent time with Peterborough United and Thetford Town.