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Russell Coughlin (1960-2016)

5 August 2016

Rovers are saddened to learn of the passing of former footballer Russell Coughlin, who died yesterday, age 56.

The Swansea-born midfielder joined Rovers from Manchester City in March 1979, making 26 appearances in an 18-month spell at Ewood Park.

He left Rovers in October 1980 to join Carlisle United, with further spells at Plymouth Argyle, Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town, Swansea City and Exeter City.

The club would like to offer it's sincere condolences to Russell's family and friends at this sad time.

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