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OBITUARY | John McGlashan 1967-2018

11 January 2018

Rotherham United were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our former player John McGlashan, aged just 50.

John signed for the Millers in 1994 and made 82 appearances, scoring eight goals in all competitions before moving to Dundee in 1997.

The popular Scot was in the squad for the Millers’ triumph over Shrewsbury Town in 1996 when the club captured the Auto Windscreen Shield at Wembley.

John started his playing career in his native Scotland with Dundee Violet and Montrose, before moving to England to sign for Millwall in 1990.

He arrived at Millmoor in December 1994 after a spell with Peterborough United, scoring on his debut in a 2-2 draw with Crewe Alexandra. He missed just one more league game before the end of the 1994/95 season which also included a brace in a 4-4 draw at Chester.

Injuries would restrict his progress during the 1995/6 season, but he returned to fitness to be on the bench for the Shield final.

John played 35 games in all competitions in his final season with the Millers before returning to Scotland. He played for Dundee and Ross County before moving into player/management with Dundee Violet and Arbroath. He also worked as a youth team coach with Dundee in more recent years.

Our thoughts are with John’s family and friends at this sad time.

Once a Miller, always a Miller. 

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