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Roy Hodgson: Dave Matthews 'was a loved and respected figure'

He was a well liked, loved and respected figure at West Bromwich Albion right up until his retirement last year.

Dave’s loyalty and dedication to the club – an amazing 51 years – was legendary.

During my time at the club, he fought very bravely and won a battle against cancer.

– Roy Hodgson, former West Brom and current England manager


West Brom's 50-year serving kit-man dies

Dave Matthews Credit: West Brom Albion

Dave Matthews, the kit-man who spent over 50 years serving his beloved West Brom, has died at his home in Halesowen aged 67.

His death has come suddenly, despite battling cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Carol, and two daughters, Alison and Clare.

Mr Matthews began working for West Brom at the age of 15.