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John Harris

A full-back for Wolves and Walsall, John will be remembered by many a football fan across the Black Country.
Bescot Banter - Walsall FC NewsWe are saddened to learn that former Walsall captain John Harris has died at the age of 84.

Born in Gornal on Monday, 3rd April 1939 John, a former apprentice at Wolverhampton Wanderers, spent four years with the Saddlers where he made seventy-four league appearances between 1965 and 1969.

Beginning his career with Wolves, John turned pro in 1958 and went on to make his senior debut against West Ham United in August 1961 before suffering a leg break which saw him fall down the pecking order.

Primarily playing for the reserves, John ultimately made just three first-team appearances for the Molineux side as his career was interrupted by national service as he served in the RAF at Bridgnorth and Cosford.

After leaving the Saddlers in 1969, where he also served as a youth team coach, Harris went on to join Rushall Olympic, making several appearances in non-league football, before returning to the building trade, where he had originally served an apprenticeship before becoming a footballer.

Our thoughts are with John's family and friends during this difficult time.

Main image: Copyright Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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