This weekend the Cheltenham Town Former Players’ Association will welcome back Ken Skeen and David Hudd as guests for Saturday’s match against Port Vale at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Formerly a player in the 1960’s and then a director from the mid-1980’s until the early 90’s, Bristolian Hudd started his career with promise in the Football League with Bristol Rovers but injury halted his progress.
After recovering from set-backs, Hudd established himself as right-sided forward in the Southern League after a successful trial with Cheltenham Town – making his debut in 1965.
After four years at Whaddon Road, Hudd left for Worcester City in 1969 after making a respectable 142 appearances in red and white, scoring 40 goals.
Cheltenham-born Skeen made a good impression on the club during his two-year spell in Gloucestershire.
After impressing playing in a variety of positions for Oxford United, Skeen turned down more lucrative offers to join his hometown team in 1974 and continued to show the versatility he was renowned for.
He retired from Southern League football in 1976 after making 85 appearances for the Robins, scoring seven times.
Both former players will be interviewed on the pitch and their exclusive club interview will be on the club’s social media channels next week.
Please do give both a warm welcome back on Saturday afternoon for our Sky Bet League Two clash with the Valiants, which you can buy tickets for here.