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There’s only one Colin Douglas!

15 May 2014

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Rovers' record appearance holder, puts on his boots once more for charity.

Ask any Doncaster fan who their favourite player was over the last 20 years and Colin Douglas will be up there, a real hard nut on the pitch who would have tackled a brick wall if asked.

‘Duggy’ as he is affectionately known to the Rovers faithful is a Scotsman born in Hurlford who started his career at Celtic just like another Ex Rover Willie Boyd and made one start for Celtic against Queens Park, notching his first and only goal for them in a 2-0 win.

It was in 1981 when Colin joined Rovers as a striker, signing for the club when Billy Bremner was at the helm and he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Chesterfield in the League Cup. 

At 20 years of age Duggy was deemed one for the future and scored 5 goals in 49 appearances in his first season at the club, also making an appearance in the cup win vs QPR which was the highlight of Rovers’ season.

Sadly Duggy’s stint at the club was a short one due to an incident on the team coach involving the recently appointed manager Dave Cusack, which resulted in a switch up the A630 to Rotherham United – on loan initially – before signing a two year deal. 

It was while at Rotherham that Duggie made the switch, due to an injury crisis, to defence and this is where he spent the majority of his career, unless chasing the game where he would be ‘hoofed up front’ hoping to nick an important goal.

1988 saw him return back to Belle Vue after being signed by Dave MacKay and, in 1991, was named Player of the Year for a 3rd time. He left the club in 1993 after playing 444 games for Doncaster scoring 53 goals along the way.

On Sunday 18th May 2014 we see the return of the Legend in the Eve Merton Trust Charity Football game and for the first time in over 20 years  Colin Douglas and Rufus Brevett will be playing on the same side….

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