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Derek Mountfield arrives

Derek Mountfield arrives

On this day in 1988, Derek Mountfield joined Villa from Everton.

The central defender helped Villa to maintain top-flight status in the club’s first season back in the First Division, and then formed an effective back three with Paul McGrath and Kent Nielsen as Graham Taylor’s side finished runners-up to Liverpool in 1990. After making 120 appearances and scoring 17 goals for Villa, he joined Wolves in March 1992 following a loan spell with the Molineux club.


Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 6th June 1988