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Parkes Leaves Rovers


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After over 30 years with the club Tony Parkes has left the club today.

Parkes has served the club as player, coach and has served as caretaker manager on 6 occasions.

Parkes joined the club in 1970 from Buxton, making his debut against Swindon Town on the 5th September 1970. After over 400 appearances scoring 46 goals Parkes retired from playing in 1982.

Originally a centre forward, however he was converted to a midfielder and became a regular in the team during the reign of Gordon Lee, winning promotion from the 3rd division in the 1974-75 seaon.

After breaking his leg in February 1980, he retired from playing to take up the role of coach at the club, and was one of Daglish's back room staff during the Championship season.

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