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Ross: Robert Alexander (Bobby)

1950-1954 (Player Details)

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Born: Wishaw, Lanarkshire: 25-05-1927

Debut v Sheffield United (h): 06-10-1951

5’8” 10st 9 1/2lb (1951)

Ross was signed from Non-League Workington in July 1950 for £500. He made all of his appearances for the club in five consecutive games in the 1951-52 campaign. He was soon joined at Elland Road by John (Jack) Scott, the Workington goalkeeper. However, with Jimmy Dunn and Jim Milburn firmly ensconced at full-back and missing only two games between them in his first season and with the talented Grenville Hair emerging as Dunn’s partner deputising on both occasions, he was on notice that he was confronted with a difficult task of making the first team. So it proved, but with first Dunn and Hair and then Dunn and Milburn sidelined he made his only United appearances. In the 1952-53 season Dunn and Hair missed only two games between them and future England International Jimmy Langley, who was also in waiting got the nod. The following season Hair was ever-present and Dunn missed only the last game of the season and Bobby Dawson was given a chance with nothing at stake. It was clear that first team appearances would be limited and Ross was transferred to Stockport County in June 1954, but he only made nine appearances for them before being released. He died in Leeds in March 1992.

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