Patrick, Roy

Birth Date

4th December 1935


Overseal, Derbyshire



Biographical Text

Having made well over a hundred first-team appearances for Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Southampton, Roy Patrick joined Exeter City in 1963 and played fifty league games although injury restricted his appearances in the club’s 1963/64 promotion campaign. He left to play for Burton Albion.

A classy defender, who began his career in the junior sides at Derby County. He signed professional forms in February 1952 and went on to make 49 league appearances for the club. He joined rivals, Nottingham Forest in May 1959 and added a further 57 league outings to his tally. Moving to the south coast and Southampton in June 1961, Patrick only managed 31 league appearances in the two seasons at The Dell.

He moved to Exeter City in March 1963 and made his debut against in a 3-1 home win over Hartlepools United, going on to feature in every game until the end of the season. He was a member of the Grecians promotion winning squad of 1964 but only featured in 7 league games. Patrick asked for a transfer in October 1963 and then sustained a back injury in March 1964 which ended his season. He fared much better in 1964-65 playing in 25 league games, but with his contract at an end, was then released and joined Burton Albion.

Roy Patrick died in 1998.





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