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 and Les McDonald’s form 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 club’s junior sides, Roy signed professional forms for Derby County in February 1952 and went on to make 49 league appearances. Switching to Nottingham Forest in May 1959, he added a further 57 league outings to his tally before spending two seasons with Southampton between 1961 and 1963. 

Arriving at St James’ Park in March 1963, he soon made his debut in place of Les McDonald in the 3-1 win over Hartlepools United as he featured in each of City’s final eighteen games of the season. 

Starting the following campaign in the left-back position, Roy lost his place to the returning McDonald after three games and only made four more appearances as the Grecians won promotion from Division Four. Making a transfer request in October 1963, and sustaining a back injury in March 1964, he featured on a more regular basis in the 1964/65 season when he made 25 league appearances. 

Leaving the club in the summer of 1965, he joined Burton Albion.





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