Dean Windass, the Hull City striker who scored the famous Wembley goal that took the Tigers into the Premier League for the first time in their history, is to be recalled from his loan spell at Oldham Athletic in a bid to save the team from certain relegation.
'Deano' has been out of favour this term, due mainly to manager Phil Brown's insistence that, at 45, he is 'past his best', and Windass has been kicking his heels for most of this season before being sent to Oldham in January.
Now though, with the Tigers floundering fast, the City stalwart has received the call from Brown, and is preparing himself for his greatest challenge yet.
Windass is a much-travelled player, having had spells at all 92 football league clubs as well as with local non-league idiots, North Ferriby.
Currently playing in goal at Boundary Park, Deano told our reporter:
"Hull City's close to me 'eart and allus will be. I knew the'd come knockin f'me again though. The' shite without me."