George Gladwin: born March 28, 1907
Sometimes called George, sometimes Willie, Gladwin hailed from Worksop and signed for Rovers from Worksop Town in the summer of 1930.
He was a wing-half or inside forward but today we would think of him as a midfielder who could play a defensive or attacking role.
His most productive season was 1933-34, when he missed only two League games and scored six goals. However, a year later he was a key member of the Rovers team that won the Third Division (North) title, George earning a winners’ medal.
In February 1937 he was transferred to Manchester United, and although unable to stop them being relegated from the top flight, he did assist them to promotion the following season.
In all, he made 237 appearances for Rovers, scoring 24 goals. He was badly injured in World War Two, which ended his playing career.