Peter Gill one of Tommy Searle’s all-time favourite players for the Seagulls.

After 71 games for the Dragons, Gill played 67 games for the Seagulls between 1992-95 and also worked in the club’s marketing and sponsorship department.

On the field, he was an uncompromising player with a high level of skill and Searle compares his cover defence with the likes of the greats in Ron Coote and John Raper.

Off the field, he was and remains a great Clubman.

He rarely showed nerves on the field but he has had to summon all his courage as he enters “The Lion’s Den”