Your tributes to Forest legend Lloyd

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We asked you to send in your memories of former Nottingham Forest defender Larry Lloyd, who has died at the age of 75.

Here are some of your replies:

Maurice: My best memory of Larry Lloyd is the 1978 League Cup final replay against Liverpool at Old Trafford. He won every ball in the air that night and we were under the cosh for 89 minutes, as we had to play with half the reserve team!

John: Larry Lloyd and Kenny Burns were our greatest-ever central defensive partnership. With Shilton behind them in goal, they were at times almost unbeatable. Larry was strong in the air and a fearsome tackler who took no prisoners. The crowd loved it when he decided to go on one of his runs upfield and he took some stopping.

Mark: He was a calming influence and a really reliable and no-nonsense defender. He could play as well as be a hard man if required. He and Kenny Burns were amazing together during that period. Sad day for all of the Forest family. Brings back memories of listening to those European nights under my bed sheets as I was supposed to be asleep.

Ian: Straightforward, no-nonsense defender and he formed an incredibly strong centre-back partnership with Kenny Burns. Apparently never afraid to speak his mind, he had his ‘moments’ with Cloughie - which regularly ended with Lloyd getting a ‘tree envelope’ containing notice of a fine. But Clough knew Lloyd’s value to the team and whenever he was fit he played!

Nigel: Like most of the players in that team he made the most of the talent he undoubtedly had. As a supporter in the stands you always knew they would give their all for the cause.

Eric: A really great player. I was very lucky to spend a match with Larry some years ago when he was commentating. A larger-than-life person in many ways. One of the Forest legends. RIP.