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ON THIS DAY: May 10, 1994

10 May 2017

On this day in 1994, legendary striker Roger Palmer was released by the football club and subsequently retired from the game.

After 13-and-a-half years, Palmer called time on his playing career as he broke the all-time goalscoring record for the club.

He ended up with a total of 159 goals in more than 500 appearances for Latics, a record which still stands today. 

At the time of his release, Palmer said: "It will be strange not coming in after so many years. It makes you feel as though you are getting divorced."

Jimmy Frizzell, who signed Palmer in 1980, also added: "It has given me great pleasure to see Roger do so well."


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