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OBITUARY | Glyn Jones - 1936-2021

10 January 2022

Rotherham United have been deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former player, Glyn Jones, aged 85.

The Rotherham-born attacker began his career with his hometown club at Millmoor in 1953 and alsoreceived recognition at youth level for England during his career.

Having burst onto the scene with obvious potential, Jones struggled for opportunities in his first stint with the Millers and did not make a senior appearance before making the switch to near-neighbours Sheffield United in 1954.

He turned out just shy of 30 times for the Blades before returning to the Millers in 1957 when he would finally represent the town in which he was born. His first season back saw him play 14 times and find the net on three occasions, before he made a further nine appearances a season later in 1958/59 adding three more goals to his tally.

Jones departed for Mansfield Town in July 1959 and represented the Stags for two years before winding his playing career down with Grantham Town.

The Rotherham-born inside forward remained local and passed away after being cared for in Swinton.

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all of Glyn’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller.

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