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Rover of the Day: David Esdaille

22 July 2020

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David Esdaille born 22nd July,1963

Born in Manchester, David had an extensive career in non-League football in the north-west alongside brief spells in the professional ranks with Bury and Wrexham.

In August 1997, aged 34, he joined his younger brother Darren at Rovers. David was one of a number of players recruited from non-League to bolster a depleted squad, and like many of the others he struggled to come to terms with the demands of Division Three. Rovers won only four games in the League and were relegated into the Football Conference.

David was one of the few remaining contracted players for 1998-99, but he did not make any first team appearances that season and eventually left to join Flixton. His playing career was ended by a broken leg and he became a youth worker for the Trafford Housing Trust. His Rovers record was 15 appearances and no goals.

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