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Rover of the Day: Colin Cramb

23 June 2020

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Colin Cramb born June 23, 1974.

Born in Lanark, Colin had a brief spell with Premier League Southampton before moving back to his native Scotland.

It was from Heart of Midlothian that he joined Rovers in December 1995 and he soon made his mark, scoring seven League goals in his debut season.

Following the departure of Graeme Jones, Colin became Rovers’ main striker in 1996-97 and he responded by scoring 21 times in all competitions, his goals going a long way to ensuring that Rovers maintained their Football League status, at least for one more season. He also saved a penalty in a match at Chester after goalkeeper Dean Williams had been sent off.

A larger-than life character and a real fans’ favourite, he was sold to Bristol City in July 1997, part of an exodus of senior players from the club. He went on to enjoy a nomadic career with spells at Crewe Alexandra and Shrewsbury Town as well as playing in the USA, Netherlands and Scotland.

His Rovers record was 28 goals in 66 appearances.


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