Colin Slater inducted into Notts County's hall of fame

Colin Slater (middle) with ex-players Tommy Johnson (left) and Kevin Randall (right)
Image caption Colin Slater (middle) with ex-players Tommy Johnson (left) and Kevin Randall (right)

A BBC sports reporter who has commentated on Notts County matches for 46 years has been inducted into the club's hall of fame.

Colin Slater, originally from Bradford, was given the honour at a special event to mark his 80th birthday.

The BBC Radio Nottingham commentator said he was "overwhelmed".

He is one of only four people that has been given the honour, the others being former manager Jimmy Sirrel, and ex-players Tommy Lawton and Jackie Sewell.

'Bowled over'

Mr Slater, who was awarded an MBE in 2001, said: "I'm just speechless at the kindness of so many people.

"I've gone home with so many gifts as tangible reminders of the greatest night of my life."

He added: "I'm overwhelmed, I'm only the fourth to be inducted, the other three were automatic in my eyes, to join them I'm bowled over."

Mr Slater, who has reported on more than 2,000 matches, was presented with the accolade by Notts County chief executive Jim Rodwell.

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