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Former England Football Player John Salako with be playing against Lashings

Former England Football International, John Salako, will be part of the Freeman’s XI to take on Lashings on the 28th July. John played in the Premier League for Coventry, Charlton and most notably Crystal Palace.

A fast and imaginative player, Salako began his career at Crystal Palace in the mid 1980s, and was their regular left winger by the time they won promotion to the First Division in 1989. He was also in the side for the 1990 FA Cup Final, picking up a runners-up medal after they drew 3-3 with Manchester United before losing the replay 1-0. A year later, he helped Palace finish third in the league.

In 1991 he earned all of his 5 England caps. Latterly he was Crystal Palace coach for the 2015/6 season and is a SkySports pundit.