Club honours and managers roll call

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Honours

Division One
Highest placing: Fifth, 1934-35

Division Two
Champions: 1900-01, 1933-34
Promoted: 1928-29, 1997-98

Division Three
Champions: 1979-80
Promoted: 1961-70, 1990-91

Division Three (North)
Champions: 1925-26, 1955-56

Division Four
Champions: 1971-72
Promoted: 1978-79, 1989-90
Failed to put in a performance in the play-off final: 2005-06

Midland League
Champions: 1910-11, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, 1946-47

Football League Trophy
Winners (Auto Windscreen Shield): 1997-98
Moral victors (by losing the final to the Bastard Franchise Scumbags): 2007-08

Football League Group Cup
Winners: 1981-82

FA Cup
Furthest: semi-final, 1935-36, 1938-39

League Cup
Furthest: quarter-final, 1979-80, 1984-85

Best groundsman
Winners: 1996-97 (Mike Phillips)

Relegated
To Division Two: 1902-03, 1931-32, 1947-48, 1996-97, 2002-03
To Division Three: 1958-59, 1963-64, 1986-87, 2003-04
To Division Three (North): 1950-51
To Division Three (South): 1919-20
To Division Four: 1967-68, 1976-77, 1987-88

Managers roll call

italics indicate caretaker manager
* indicates as 'trainer'

  Appointed Departed
Paul Hurst 23 March 2011  
Paul Hurst
& Rob Scott
23 March 2011 Rob Scott sacked
19 September 2013
Dave Moore 23 February 2011 23 March 2011
Neil Woods 23 November 2009 23 February 2011
Neil Woods 19 October 2009 23 November 2009
Mike Newell 6 October 2008 19 October 2009
Stuart Watkiss 15 September 2008 6 October 2008
Alan Buckley 9 November 2006 15 September 2008
Stuart Watkiss 6 November 2006 9 November 2006
Graham Rodger 5 June 2006 6 November 2006
Russell Slade 3 June 2004 30 May 2006
Nicky Law 3 March 2004 10 May 2004
Graham Rodger 9 February 2004 3 March 2004
Paul Groves 28 December 2001 9 February 2004
Lennie Lawrence 29 August 2000 28 December 2001
John Cockerill 22 August 2000 29 August 2000
Alan Buckley 21 May 1997 22 August 2000
Kenny Swain January 1997 May 1997
Kenny Swain 15 November 1996 January 1997
John Cockerill 1 November 1996 15 November 1996
Brian Laws 29 November 1994 1 November 1996
John Cockerill October 1994 November 1994
Alan Buckley 6 June 1988 20 October 1994
Bobby Roberts 1 July 1987 9 May 1988
Mike Lyons 1 November 1985 30 June 1987
Peter Grotier October 1985 November 1985
David Booth 11 January 1982 31 October 1985
George Kerr 13 July 1979 11 January 1982
Johnny Newman 21 December 1976 11 July 1979
Dick Connor November 1976 December 1976
Tom Casey 28 February 1975 30 November 1976
John Fraser February 1975 February 1975
Ron Ashman 1 July 1973 3 February 1975
Lawrie McMenemy May 1971 July 1973
Bobby Kennedy March 1969 May 1971
George Higgins January 1969 March 1969
Bill Harvey January 1968 January 1969
Don McEvoy July 1967 January 1968
Jimmy McGuigan November 1964 July 1967
George Higgins October 1964 October 1964
Tom Johnston July 1962 October 1964
Tim Ward February 1960 June 1962
Bill Lambton April 1959 Febuary 1960
Allenby Chilton March 1955 April 1959
Billy Walsh February 1954 March 1955
Bill Shankly July 1951 January 1953
Frank Womack January 1951 May 1951
George Tweedy July 1950 January 1951
Charlie Spencer March 1937 May 1951
Mo Atherton October 1936 March 1937
Frank Womack May 1932 October 1936
Wilf Gillow June 1924 April 1932
George Fraser March 1921 March 1924
Haydn Price July 1920 November 1920
H N Hickson* August 1902 May 1920