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Lindsay Parsons

12 April 2019

The Club was saddened to learn of the recent death of former Rovers full back Lindsay Parsons, who was 73 years old.

The defender made over 350 appearances for Rovers and was part of the Rovers team that won the Watney Cup in 1972 and was a member of the promotion winning squad from the 1973/74 season, where Rovers were promoted to the Second Division. 

After leaving Rovers, Lindsay joined Torquay United and played just over 50 league games for the Plainmoor outfit before embarking on a non league career with Cheltenham Town, Taunton Town, Gloucester City, Forest Green Rovers, Yate Town, Hanham Athletic and Frome Town.

Progressing to a career in coaching Lindsay became caretaker manager of Cheltenham Town in 1992 and later that same year took over the job in a permanent capacity. 

In 1995, he was reunited with his Rovers team mate, Tony Pulis, who was then manager of Gillingham and the two of them went on to work together at Bristol City, Portsmouth, Stoke City, Plymouth Argyle and Stoke City again.

We wish to extend our condolences to Lindsay's family and friends at this sad time.


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