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Glynn Snodin

The older brother of fellow Hall of Fame member Ian, Glynn Snodin was just past his 17th birthday when he made his debut for Rovers. Initially playing as a winger or striker, he struggled to make a great impression until manager Billy Bremner and coach Cyril Knowles deployed him at left-back. There he became a marauding threat down Rovers’ left, creating and scoring goals and helping Rovers twice win promotion to Division Three.

Noted for his ferocious free-kicks, Glynn’s goal output rose steadily throughout his career. In 1982-83, despite relegation from Division Three, he struck 12 goals. The following season his 14 in all competitions helped Rovers earn promotion at the first time of asking. In 1984-85 he struck a remarkable 19, all but one of them in the League, as Rovers finished in mid-table and reached the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. His tally of 59 League goals puts him in 8th position in Rovers’ all-time League goal scorers’ chart, and he has only recently been overtaken by John Marquis and James Coppinger.

At the end of the 1984-85 season Glynn moved on to then top-flight Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of £135,000. Subsequently he played for Leeds United, Hearts and Barnsley before returning to Rovers in July 1998 as assistant-manager to brother Ian. He made one final appearance as a substitute when Rovers were short of players. His involvement with Rovers ended in April 2000 when he and Ian were sacked following a poor form of results, but he has continued to work in football as a coach, usually alongside Simon Grayson. He was an outstanding attacking full-back and was one of the stars of Bremner’s excellent teams from the early 1980s, while his goalscoring record puts him up with some of Rovers’ greats.

 

Rovers Debut: 2nd April 1977, Division Four vs. Bradford City (away) Lost 1-3.

Final game: 15th September 1998, Football Conference vs. Southport (away) Lost 2-3.

Rovers Career: Football League: 309 appearances, 59 goals. All senior games: 345 appearances, 62 goals

Honours with Rovers: Promotion to Division Three 1980-81 (third) and 1983-84 (runners-up