Wilson - McLintock came out like Rob Roy!

Frank McLintock shows off the trophy the following home game

Frank McLintock is one of our greatest-ever captains - and he showed exactly why after the first leg of our 1970s Fairs Cup final against Anderlecht.

Trailing 3-1 after the game in Belgium, the Scot delivered a passionate speech to his team in the dressing room afterwards.

It was, former goalkeeper Bob Wilson says, a moment that helped turned the tie when we played the second leg.

"We were 3-0 down in Brussels when Ray Kennedy came on and scored a goal," he told "Now, I can tell you when we went in that dressing room in Brussels, the worst affected player was our captain, Frank McLintock.

"[Even] with all that fighting spirit, he was doom and gloom and then we went in the showers, or the baths, and after we came out, he was like Rob Roy! He was saying, 'That goal was all-important, we will win it.'

"We were all thinking, 'We lost 3-1, it's going to be quite a turnaround.' But that goal sort of gave us the opportunity."


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