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Minute's silence before Bristol Rovers game

26 January 2018

A minute’s silence will be held before Saturday’s game against Bristol Rovers in memory of Cyrille Regis, Jimmy Armfield and Patrick Cryne.

All made significant contributions to football before their recent deaths.

Club Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “All three men played a significant role in the EFL, with Jimmy making his mark on the nation as a player, manager and pundit and quite rightly remembered for a lifelong commitment to Blackpool FC. 

“Patrick made a major contribution to the game in his time with our South Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley, during which the club twice won promotion and lifted the EFL Trophy at Wembley Stadium. 

“And Cyrille Regis was a pioneer for black footballers, and he opened doors for many black players to follow in his footsteps.

“The thoughts of everyone at Club Doncaster are with the families and friends of all three individuals and  everyone associated with the clubs they represented.” 

Rovers manager Darren Ferguson said: “My thoughts are with the families of all three men.

“Cyrille was a team-mate of mine at Wolves, and it was an honour to play alongside someone who was a real trailblazer as part of the first generation of black players.

“The touching tributes since his death show just how loved he was by team-mates, fans and family.”

You can still get your tickets for our Sky Bet League One fixture against Bristol Rovers this weekend, get your tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at

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