Thursday, February 5, 1987

Watford sold mercurial winger Nigel Callaghan to Derby County for £140,000.

An extraordinary crosser of the ball, Callaghan's 250 appearances for the club peppered the Hornets' halcyon era.

Graham Taylor would later re-sign Callaghan for Aston Villa, and the winger would return to Vicarage Road for a brief loan spell under Steve Perryman. He was playing non-league football before his 30th birthday.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day