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Huddersfield Town's trip to Reading recalls days of Senior Service

The Royals legend loved to score against Town

Former Reading striker Trevor Senior

His name alone was enough to strike fear into Huddersfield Town fans back in the day.

Saturday’s Championship trip to Reading revives memories of Trevor Senior, the former Royals servant who just loved to score against Town.

He heads Reading’s all-time scoring list with 191.

And 11 of those goals were at the expense of Town, against whom he notched doubles on five occasions.

Senior’s service to Reading was spread across two spells.

He was signed from Portsmouth for £35,000 in 1983, and in his first season, helped the club win promotion from Division Four (now League Two).

Two seasons later, he helped Reading go up again as Division Three (League One) champions.

That was the season Senior got his first goals against Town as Reading won 2-1 in an FA Cup third-round replay at Leeds Road.

In July 1987, the centre-forward joined Watford for £325,000.

After a spell at Middlesbrough, he returned to Reading in October 1988.

That season he twice scored twice against Town as the Royals drew 2-2 in Yorkshire before winning the Berkshire return 2-1,

Senior’s second spell at Elm Park, Reading’s home before the Madejski Stadium, ran until 1992.

After that he played non-league football for Woking, Dorchester Town, where he had played as a teenager, and Farnborough Town.

He has managed Weymouth, Bashley and Bridgwater Town and since 2009, has been in charge at Bridport, of the Western League.


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