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10 December 2012

Bob's planning Boundary Park return

Sixties favourite Bob Ledger is planning a return to Boundary Park.

The 75-year-old recently attended the npower League One match at Doncaster Rovers as a guest of the club.

And Bob (pictured at the Keepmoat Stadium), who lives at Owston View residential home in Doncaster, says he would love to make a return to Boundary Park where he played between 1962/67.

Bob, a player whose versatility was such that he could play anywhere from full back to striker, made 240 first-team appearances for Latics scoring 38 goals.

He was an ever present in the side which won promotion from the Fourth Division in 1962/63.

Bob says one of his most enduring memories of his time with Latics was the ground-breaking tour of Rhodesia and Botswana.

"It was an adventure and a great experience. I remember staying in a hotel near Victoria Falls," he said.

Bob was born in Chester-le-Street but moved to Yorkshire at the age of six days when his father landed a job at Brodsworth Colliery.

He captained Doncaster Boys and was spotted by Huddersfield Town where he played with Denis Law and Ray Wilson.

Bob's early career was interrupted due to National Service where he was in the forces along with Busby Babes Duncan Edwards and Eddie Colman, Peter Swan and Jimmy Melia.

He recalls the terms of his first professional contract - £1.40 with a £4 win bonus and £2 extra for a draw.

"I would have loved to be a footballer now because I would have been a millionaire," he mused.

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