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Keith Pring

26 January 2018

It is with regret that Notts report the death, at the age of 74 after a long illness, of Keith Pring.

Keith was involved in one of the club’s most remarkable transfer deals of the 1960s when he arrived at Meadow Lane.

Tommy Docherty had just taken over as manager of Rotherham United and quickly made known his interest in the young Notts central defender Dave Watson.

Eventually a straight swap was agreed, with Watson moving to Rotherham and Pring to Meadow Lane to make his debut, as a right sided attacking midfielder, in a home win over Bradford City in the last League game of 1967, played on 30 December.

Pring had already won three international caps for his native Wales and stayed with Notts for a little under two years, making 44 league and cup appearances. He then moved on to Southport and later coached Wigan Athletic.

In his earlier life he had represented Cardiff Boys at rugby and, when he playing days were done - largely on account of injury - he returned to the handling code with Southport RUFC.

We extend our sympathy to Keith’s family and friends in their loss.

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