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Ken Wimshurst 1938-2017

The club is saddened to learn of the passing of former player Ken Wimshurst at the age of 79.

The right half featured 165 times between 1967 and 1972 after joining the club from Southampton. He also scored ten goals.

Born in the South Shields, Wimshurst began his career with Newcastle United, before moving on to Gateshead.

After a year at Wolves, the midfielder moved on to Southampton, where he was part of a Saints team promoted from the Second Division in 1965/66.

After his spell with City’s first team, Wimshurst remained at the club as assistant coach to John Sillett, as well as holding the role as chief coach.

He left Ashton Gate in June 1981 to join Dundee.

Wimshurst moved to Spain in later life, scouting for Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as lowering his golf handicap.

His last visit to Ashton Gate came at Christmas time, where he joined ex-manager Alan Dicks, other former players and club president Marina Dolman for a first-team match.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Ken’s family and friends at this sad time.

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