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26 September 2013

Former Club Captain dies

All at Brentford Football Club were saddened to hear of the death of former player and Caretaker Manager Ron Fenton.

Ron died yesterday, Wednesday September 25, just days after his 73rd birthday after a battle with cancer.

The former inside forward played for Burnley, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City before joining Brentford in 1968.

He was appointed as captain by Manager Jimmy Sirrel and scored 19 goals in 91 Football League games – 21 in 97 appearances in all competitions.

He took over as Caretaker Manager when Jimmy Sirrel left to take over as Notts County boss and followed him to Meadow Lane to become Youth Team Coach in 1970, retiring at the age of just 29.

He was on the coaching staff at Notts County as the rose from Division Four to Division Two and was Manager from 1975 to 1977.

He was part of Brian Clough’s coaching staff at Nottingham Forest and replaced the legendary Peter Taylor as Assistant Manager.

He was at Forest during their 1980s heyday when they won the Division One title and two European Cups.

Everyone at Brentford FC passes on their condolences to Ron’s family.

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