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Rover of the Day: Tommy Cavanagh

30 June 2020

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Tommy Cavanagh born June 29,1928 (no players born on June 30).

Liverpool-born Tommy played for Stockport County and Huddersfield Town before joining Rovers in the summer of 1956.

He was an ever-present in the League team in 1956-57, scoring six times, but the following season he was unable to prevent Rovers from being relegated from Division Two. Following a further relegation in 1958-59 he left Belle Vue and joined Bristol City.

Subsequently he played for Carlisle United and was player-manager of Cheltenham Town. He managed Brentford and Burnley but was perhaps best known for his spell as coach at Manchester United in the 1970s, where he worked under Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton. He died in 2007. His Rovers record was 17 goals in 124 appearances.


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