TREVOR ANDERSON
Newry Boss who was likened to Best in his spell at Old Trafford
by PETER McVERRY
Belfast Telegraph*
TONIGHT's game will bring back many memories for Newry Town Director of Football, Trevor Anderson. During his own playing career Trevor spent a couple of seasons at Old Trafford before moving on to Swindon Town, Peterborough and Linfield.
When Trevor left Portadown to join the Red Devils for over 20,000 in 1973, he was hailed by many as the new George Best. And although the Old Trafford careers of the two men overlapped for two months, Trevor was always keen to dispel the comparisons.
As he told the Belfast Telegraph of the time: "There will only ever be one George Best. Nobody can match that.
"But then again there will only ever be one Trevor Anderson.: ;-)

DEBUT

Trevor won the first of his northern Ireland caps while with United and scored two goals on his debut against Cyprus.
He was later transferred on to Swindon where he had the distinction of being one of only 17 players ever to score a hat-trick of penalties in a game.

ACHIEVED

Trevor achieved the feat against Walsall in a relegation battle in April 1978 as Swindon won 5-1.
A rummage through the files reveals some other interesting facts about Trevor.
In an article in the Linfield programme in the late 1970's, Trevor told fans his favourite singer was Rod Stewart.
His favourite film was The Sting while his favourite actor was Clint Eastwood.
His biggest disappointment in football was "meeting Tommy Dogherty."
And an article in goal magazine in 1973, a journalist, attempting to describe the physical similarities between Trevor and George Best wrote that 'both men have long hair and a moustache.'

These days, Trevor still has the moustache.

*Source: Talk of the Town, 24 August 1998