Date: 22nd December 2005 at 5:03pm
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Welcome to the first in our series of Tigers Legends Features.This will be a weekly Feature charting the careers of the players who have worn the Black & Amber shirt with pride and greatness.This week

Ken Wagstaff

Number 1

Ken Wagstaff was born on the 24th November 1942 in Langworth Nottinghamshire.

He had been playing in the Mansfield youth leagues and making quite a name for himself. The then Mansfield Manager Raich Carter (Another Tigers Legend) signed him for Mansfield Town in 1960 and immediately put him in the first team squad, for whom he made his league debut on 30th August 1960 in a 2-1 victory over Rochdale with Waggy netting both goals, he then went on to make a further 27 appearances that season scoring 7 goals.

In 1961-62 he found the net 15 times, but this was just a sign of things to come.

Wagstaff was becoming a firm favourite with the Field Mill crowd and in the 1962-63 season he formed a lethal partnership with Roy Chapman and bagged 40 goals as the

Stags were promoted from Division Four.
The following season he continued his goalscoring streak with 29, but as with many a goalscorer down the years a bigger club came knocking on Mansfield’s door and Hull City took Waggy to Boothferry Park for a £40,000 fee on November 12th 1964. Waggys record at Mansfield was an impressive 93 goals in 181 appearances.

Once again he scored on his Club debut for the Tigers netting a goal in a 3-1 victory over Exeter City. Also on the scoresheet that day was Chris Chilton and the pair were to form the most formidable strike partnership in the Tigers history. Waggy made 25 appearances for City in his first season, scoring 23 goals.

The following season he scored 27 goals in 46 appearances as the Tigers won the old Division 3 Championship. He also famously scored 2 goals in a 2-2 FA Cup match with Chelsea (Unfortunately we lost the replay 3-1).

Waggy carried on playing for the Tigers until 1975 when his career was cut short by a knee injury.
His record for the tigers was 430 appearances and 197 goals.

After leaving the Tigers he went off t


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