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Albion mourn Ronnie Fenton

Club saddened to hear former inside-forward has passed away

ALBION are sad to announce former player Ronnie Fenton, who was with the club from 1962 to 1965, has passed away at the age of 73. 

Ronnie (pictured above in the middle) joined the Baggies from Burnley in late 1962, making his debut under Archie Macaulay in the 2-2 draw at West Ham United on December 1 that year.

Predominantly an inside-forward, he played 24 times that season, scoring seven goals, the first of which came in a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham the following March. 

The next season, Fenton remained a regular under new manager Jimmy Hagan, scoring in an opening-day draw with Leicester City, one of ten goals he scored in the campaign. 

As Hagan reshaped his team with the likes of John Kaye and Jeff Astle, first team chances became more limited and, after a total of 66 games and 18 goals, Fenton left the club in January 1965, moving to Birmingham City.

He found greater fame after his retirement when, after a brief spell managing Notts County, he moved across the city to Forest and joined the coaching staff there, ultimately spending six years as assistant to Brian Clough.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.