"Brian Clough was the manager, a young Roy Keane was there. As were players like Stuart Pearce, Nigel Clough, Mark Crossley, Scot Gemmill and Gary Charles.
"I signed a contract and I was there for a while but work permit problems prevented me from playing for them and in the end I had to go back to the States.
"It was the same when I signed for Newcastle United on loan. Kevin Keegan was manager. But again, because of work permit problems, I couldn’t play."