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OBITUARY | Keith Pring 1943-2018

29 January 2018

Millers saddened to learn of passing of Keith Pring...

Rotherham United were very saddened to hear of the recent passing of our former winger Keith Pring, aged 74.

Keith joined the Millers from Newport County in October 1964, making his debut in the old Second Division in a 4-2 victory over Plymouth Argyle. He scored his first goal for the Millers in the same season, netting in a 3-0 home victory against Leyton Orient.

Some of his most eye-catching moments in a Millers shirt came in the FA Cup, when he scored in a fourth round tie at Molineux in a 2-2 draw back in 1965.

The following season he was involved in the side that drew 0-0 with Manchester United, who had Best, Law and Charlton all playing, at Old Trafford in round four, before narrowly losing the replay 1-0 at Millmoor.

He was capped three times by Wales during his time with Rotherham in games against Denmark, Chile and Northern Ireland.

After Tommy Docherty replaced Danny Williams as manager, Keith found himself on the move and joined Notts County in exchange for Dave Watson in 1968. In total he played 92 games in all competitions, scoring eight goals.

He also enjoyed a spell at Southport before his career was cut short through injury in 1970.

He enjoyed spells in coaching with Southport and Wigan (alongside ex-Rotherham teammate Brian Tiler), and also became a successful salesman away from the game.

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to extend our deepest condolences to Keith’s family and friends at this sad time.

 

Once a Miller, always a Miller.


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