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David LAYNE

Prolific striker, signed from Rotherham on a free transfer at the beginning of the 1959/1960 season. He was given his chance in the first team, after scoring seven goals in one Hellenic League match for the reserves - a match that earned him the nickname "Bronco".

He didn't disappoint, and he ended that first season with twenty goals from just 27 appearances, including back-to-back hat-tricks versus Shrewsbury and Southend. These goals helped him to out-score club record signing Jimmy Gauld, who was released at the end of the season.

He scored another eight goals the following season, before being allowed to join Bradford City in December 1960.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'60/'61 14 8 3 5 2 2 - - 19 15
'59/'60 27 20 - - - - - - 27 20
TOTAL 41 28 3 5 2 2 - - 46 35


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
JUN 1959 IN Rotherham United
Free transfer
DEC 1960 OUT Bradford City
6,000


full name

David Richard Layne


 ENGLAND

date of birth
29 July 1939


           
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
centre forward

youth career
Rotherham United

senior career
Rotherham United
SWINDON TOWN
Bradford City
Sheffield Wednesday
Hereford United (loan)
Matlock Town