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Promotion duo to receive caps

MODERN-DAY heroes and serial promotion winners will be in the spotlight at The Hawthorns on Saturday when Albion present special caps to Andy Johnson and Geoff Horsfield. 

The individually embroidered caps bear the number of each player and their place in Hawthorns history, going all the way back to No.1 Billy Bassett in 1878. 

Johnson, No. 742, and Horsfield, No. 761, were both snapped up by Gary Megson during his four-and-a-half-year stint with the Club.  

Johnson won promotion with us in 2001/02 and 2003/04, while Horsfield won promotion on that second occasion and then scored the first goal on the legendary “Great Escape” day as Albion beat Portsmouth 2-0 to secure Premier League safety. 

In total, Johnson played 144 games and scored eight goals for the Throstles following his move from Nottingham Forest, while Horsfield was on the mark 15 times in 73 appearances after joining from Wigan Athletic.

Lifelong supporter John Harrison, 41, will be doing the honours by presenting the caps. John first started coming to The Hawthorns with his grandad in the 1980s and is now carrying on the tradition by buying his four-year-old son his first season ticket this term. 

The presentation will take place at 2.45pm on Saturday, ahead of the kick-off of our game with Stoke City (ko 3pm).

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