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Ian Towers: 1940-2015

26 January 2015

Oldham Athletic Football Club are saddened to learn of the death of former winger Ian Towers.

Ian passed away over the weekend in South Africa, aged 74.

The Blackhill-born winger made a total of 94 (1) appearances for the club between 1966-1968 scoring 45 goals.

Ian joined the club from Burnley on New Year's day 1966 making his debut against Shrewsbury Town in a 0-1 defeat.

He went on to score twice in his next game at Oxford in a 3-3 draw going on to score 27 goals to keep Latics in Division Three.

Towers scored a brace in the 1967 final of the Lancashire Senior Cup, before he joined Bury in 1968 and, later in life, emigrated to South Africa to begin a new career.

Ian leaves wife Pat, two sons and daughters and everyone at Oldham Athletic Football Club pass on their deepest condolences on their sad loss.

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