Wirral-born Fred Molyneux played twice for Exeter City when on loan from Plymouth Argyle. Starting at Liverpool, his near eighty league appearances for Argyle were wedged between the rather more than two hundred games he played for Southport and Tranmere Rovers.Working his way via the junior teams at Liverpool, Fred Molyneux gained his first professional contract in June 1962. Leaving without playing for the first team, he signed for Southport in August 1965 where he featured in 123 league matches, scoring one goal. He then moved to the West Country to sign for Plymouth Argyle in August 1968. Adding a further 79 league games and five goals, Fred was on the transfer list at Home Park when he joined Exeter City on loan in February 1971.
Making his Grecians debut against York City at Bootham Crescent on 6 February 1971, he played once more before being recalled by Argyle and allowed to join Tranmere Rovers where he figured in 72 league before rejoining Southport in July 1973. Staying at Haig Avenue for a season, he subsequently appeared for a number of non-league clubs.
Fred Molyneux died 1 October 2019 aged 75 after being involved in a bicycle accident near his home on the Wirral.