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Rovers sadness over Ernie

7 June 2017

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Blackburn Rovers were saddened to hear of the passing of one of the club’s oldest former players.

Ernie Edds, who made 19 appearances for the club between 1949 and 1951, sadly passed away on May 26th, at the age of 91.

Born in Plymouth, Ernie joined Rovers from his hometown team in 1949 and made 14 Division Two appearances in his debut season at Ewood Park, scoring three league goals. He also netted against Liverpool in front of over 50,000 fans at Anfield in the FA Cup.

Ernie made a further four league appearances the following season, as Rovers finished sixth, before returning to the south coast with a move to Torquay United in 1951.

His funeral will take place on Thursday June 15th at Kingsdown Crematorium and Cemetery in Swindon.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

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