Born: Grimsby, 25 August 1959

Position: Central midfielder

Signed: 1 August 1996 (free transfer)

Fulham debut: Southend United 0-2 Fulham, 20 August 1996

Fulham appearances: 46

Fulham goals: 1

Fulham honours: Division Three runners-up (1996/97)

Sold: 7 November 1997 to Brentford (free transfer)

Experienced ball-winner Glenn Cockerill was reunited with his former Southampton team-mate Micky Adams after moving to Craven Cottage in the summer of 1996. It was a magnanimous move from Adams as Cockerill had effectively ended his playing career with a leg-breaking tackle at Leyton Orient the previous season. Cockerill remains the oldest Fulham debutant, aged 37, but his wealth of experience – which included lining up against Fulham for Lincoln City in their 1982 Third Division promotion decider – proved invaluable in the Whites’ promotion season. Cockerill made 34 appearances as Fulham finished second, scoring his only goal for the club in a 4-0 thrashing of Scarborough, but became Adams’ assistant twice in succession at Brentford and Brighton before managing Woking and Winchester City.