The National Football Museum has launched an exhibition in memory of a former Grantham Town player .
KEITH Alexander was a Saint Lucian footballer and manager, born in Nottingham.
He was the manager of Lincoln City, Peterborough United and Macclesfield Town, in a career that included international appearances for Saint Lucia.
Alexander played for a host of lower league and non-league football teams including two games for Grantham Town at the start of the 1983 season before moving on to King’s Lynn.
The Alexander family, including his son Matt, have loaned items ranging from his League Two Manager of The Month award to the Kick It Out badge he wore at every game.
There are also a host of tributes made to Keith following his death in 2010 at the age of just 53, from fans, players and colleagues Alexander made during a 36 year career, and even a letter of condolence to his family from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The collection has gone on display at the museum during Black History Month, as Alexander is a pioneering figure as the Football League’s first full-time black professional manager.
Alexander (centre) training with Grantham Town in 1983