IN response to the photograph of a 1980s St Helens Town line-up featured in the Star, readers have been in touch to identify players they recognise.

David Concannon, from Newton-le-Willows, says he can name all of the line-up and that he used to keep a scrapbook in his schooldays on Town after he started watching them in 1985.

Dave said: "Following the 1987 FA Vase Final win, all of that year’s squad bar substitute John Deakin moved on to pastures new, following disagreements over payments and winning bonuses. "The vast majority of them moved to a higher level, whilst Town looked set to struggle, with the 1987-88 season commencing with what was largely the reserve team from the previous season. In the end, the team, under new boss Alan Aspinall, worked wonders after a poor start, recovering to finish fifth and winning the first ten games of the following season, before eventually tailing off to third."

He said the line-up pictured was most likely from the opening game of the 1987-88 season, which was a 1-0 home win over Prescot Cables.

He identified the players in it as:

TOP - Martin Filson, Dave O’Donnell, Dave Aspinall, Joe Paladino, John Deakin, Jimmy Quinn

BOTTOM – Simon Corns, Bryan Griffiths, Phil Warrilow, Jimmy Woodyer, Tony Hill, Ian Jackson

"From the above, Filson went onto a prominent managing career in the Conference North and Northern Premier League, Paladino went on to play for Wigan and forge a career in boxing, and once gave a star performance for Altrincham in front of the BBC cameras," added Dave.

"Bryan Griffiths became a very good player with Wigan in the lower divisions and once scored two goals in a League Cup tie against Liverpool at Anfield.

"He also became the first person to win a car by scoring five conversions from various positions in a half time competition at Saints. Jimmy Woodyer and Tony Hill had both been on the losing side, as Warrington players, when Town defeated them at Wembley in that FA Vase Final four months earlier.

"If anybody knows what the members of this team are up to now, I’d be very interested to hear."