John Gregory played for Northampton Town, Aston Villa, Brighton, QPR, Derby County, Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers and won six caps for England. He has coached at Leicester and under his predecessor Brian Little at Villa. His management career started at Portsmouth and continued at Wycombe Wanderers before his surprise appointment to Aston Villa. Martin Swain has been covering sport - and in particular football - in the West Midland since 1981, working out of the Birmingham Post and Mail group and then the Express & Star in Wolverhampton, where he is currently Assistant Sports Editor. He has written histories on both Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.