John Wylie late, of Intake, Doncaster died on Wednesday just a week before his 77th birthday.
Born in the North-East at Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1936 he played for Newcastle Boys and, upon leaving school joined the groundstaff at Huddersfield Town.
He signed professional for them in 1954 but never made the first team. In the summer of 1957 he moved to Preston North End where he played 91 times in the League in his five seasons with them, being ever-present in 1961-62.
His next move took him to Stockport County in November 1962 where he played 69 League games in his two seasons with them. His last move brought him to Doncaster in August 1964.
He missed just two games in his first season and was an ever-present in the team that won the 4thDivision Championship in 1965-66. He left the Rovers at the end of the following season, having made 130 League appearances and scoring twice from his position at right half back.
He continued to live at Intake and was well known by the regulars at the Intake Social Club.
Our condolences go to his wife, Margaret and his family and friends.