Maurice Setters

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Born in Honiton in 1936, Maurice Setters was a youth player at Exeter from 1952-54 and won England Schools and Youth honours. He turned professional with the Grecians in 1954. Manager Norman Dodgin soon converted him from a winger to a right half and he quickly progressed from the Reserves to make his League debut at home to Southend in 1954. Maurice made nine further appearances the following season and was soon attracting interest from other clubs. Cash strapped City sold him to West Bromwich Albion in January 1955 for £3,000. Setters continued to catch the international eye too, being selected as reserve for England’s 1958 World Cup squad. He made 16 appearances for the England under-23s side. After playing 120 games for WBA, Maurice was transferred to Manchester United for £30,000 in 1960. He won an FA Cup winners medal in the 1963 Final when United beat Leicester 3-1. Setters played 159 games for Manchester before moving to Stoke City and later Coventry City and Charlton Athletic and a short stay in America with Cleveland Stokers. In all, he played 508 senior games, scoring 36 goals. Maurice moved into management roles at Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday before a long spell between 1986 and 1995 as Jack Charlton’s Assistant Manager for the Republic of Ireland. He died in 2020.