Was one of a handful of players recruited by Ted Drake out of the amateur ranks.
Wasn’t really considered to be a first team regular except in 1957-1958 when he made 24 appearances.
Was sold to Plymouth Argyle inn 1958 for £12,000 plus Wally Bellett. Moved back to Essex and spent 25 years working for Dagenham Cables as a training officer until being offered early retirement.
He was awarded an MBE for setting up an apprentice scheme at the company. He also coached the works’ football team in the Essex Business Houses Football League.
These days he lives in Benfleet but still attends the Chelsea Pitch Owners dinner.
Appearances: 37 Goals: 0 (1954-1958)
Career: Chelsea. Plymouth Argyle (1954-1961).
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