Paul gets his individual profile shot in 1987, just one year after winning the FA Youth Cup with City.
By now seen as one of the brightest prospects in the English game, Paul patrols the midfield against Aston Villa in 1988.
Lake's injury troubles began in 1990 when he ruptured his cruciate ligament but he returned at the start of the 1992/93 season.
Unfortunately, Paul had to call time on his career in 1996 but was given a testimonial against Manchester United in October 1997.
Paul returned to City as the ambassador for City in the Community in 2010, helping to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.
Lakey pulls a pint to mark the opening of the new Connell Club.
Lakey holds court alongside Will Greenwood at a pre-match event at the Etihad Stadium.
Paul puts pedal to the metal for Velocity 2013 - good luck in your new role, Lakey!
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