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Albion mourn late former striker Dave Walsh

Sandwell | Sport | Published:

West Bromwich Albion have announced the death of former striker Dave Walsh at the age of 92.

Walsh scored 100 goals in 174 games for the Baggies between 1946 and 1950.

He then moved to Villa, where he scored 40 goals in 114 games in five years, before spending a season with Walsall.

Born in Waterford, Walsh was part of the Republic of Ireland team which famously beat England in 1949.

He attracted the attention of Albion's scouts after scoring more than 100 goals in Irish football and became the club's first new signing after the Second World War.

Walsh scored in each of his first six games, including a brace on his debut against Swansea City.

It was a sign of things to come as, in 1949, he helped Albion gain promotion from Division Two by netting 23 goals.

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