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NEWS: RIP Bob Wesson

1 September 2022

Coventry City are saddened to learn of the death of former goalkeeper Bob Wesson.

Bob sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 81.

Bob made a total of 156 appearances for Coventry City from 1961 to 1966, after being signed by manager Billy Frith in 1958 as an understudy to Arthur Lightening. He made his first team bow in March 1961.

Wesson became first-choice in the 1962/63 season under Jimmy Hill, playing 41 games as City won promotion as Third Division Champions. 

The arrival in 1964 of Bill Glazier threatened that status, but Bob again proved himself to be a very capable custodian when Bill broke his leg late in the 1964-65 season and Bob made 43 first team appearances in the 1965-66 campaign. 

After moving to Walsall in September 1966, where he spent seven seasons, Bob would enter the pub trade in Warwickshire and Leicestershire before retirement.

Bob would remain a regular at Coventry City matches until recent years, when ill health restricted this, but he was still able to attend right up until last season. 

Our condolences are with Bob's family and friends at this sad time. 


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