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Former player Dave Wassall sadly passes away

10 March 2020

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Fleetwood Town are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Dave Wassall, aged 76.

Dave started his career as a junior at Blackpool before carving out a non-league career at Burscough, Lytham and Blackpool Mechanics, from whom he joined Fleetwood in the summer of 1973. He made his debut in a 1-0 defeat at Macclesfield Town on the opening day of the 1973-74 season.

A prolific goal scorer everywhere he played, Dave scored 28 goals in 66 first team appearances for Fleetwood before departing for Netherfield in September 1974.

In spite of poor health in recent years, Dave was a proud member of the Fleetwood Town Former Players Association. His former teammate, fellow FPA member and close friend Derek Lancaster said: "Wassy was a fantastic player who could and should have played at a much higher level. He was also a really good bloke and a great friend."

All at Fleetwood Town would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Dave's family and friends at this sad time.

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