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Tributes paid to Kevin Randall

28 March 2019

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Tributes have been paid to Kevin Randall after the popular former Chesterfield player, manager and assistant-manager passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 73.

After the sad news was released, many fans took to social media to reflect on their memories of Kevin. Some of those who played for the Spireites when Kevin was on the backroom staff also posted messages.

Former keeper Chris Marples tweeted: "We enjoyed 2 promotions and lots of fun @ChesterfieldFC. RIP my good friend Rando."

Jon Howard, who played in the 1997 FA Cup semi-final, tweeted: "Absolutely devastated, massive influence on my career RIP Kev x."

Kevin Davies went on Twitter to say: "Always had a smile on his face, great bloke, will be sadly missed. I'm lucky to have worked under him at a young age. RIP Kev."

Also on Twitter, Steve Blatherwick commented: "This is shocking news. Absolutely gutted. Kev was an amazing man who lit up the room with his wit and charm. Thoughts and prayers to all his family. Devastated. Rip my friend x."

Kevin scored 96 goals in 258 league appearances for Chesterfield and returned to the club as assistant to John Duncan. He had a spell as manager in the late eighties when Duncan's first managerial stint came to an end.

Later returning to the club to assist Duncan once again, he helped mastermind Chesterfield's run to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1997.

A hugely popular figure who remained in the area and was a regular visitor to the Proact, Kevin will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.

Our thoughts are with Kevin's family and friends at this difficult time.

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