Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has paid tribute to former Glovers player Malcolm Gold. The former full-back and midfielder passed away yesterday aged 51. Hailing from South Petherton, Malcolm was spotted playing in the Perry Street League, and given a permanent contract after just two run outs for the Town. He went on to play for the club between 1979 and 1986, clocking up 239 first team appearances.
Skiverton revealed that he had met the 1982-83 Glovers Player of the Season on a number of occasions, and admitted before tonight's game against Millwall that he was shocked to hear the news:
"I want to send my deepest condolences to Malcolm Gold's family. He tragically died yesterday. Since I've taken over as manager, I'd got to know him a little bit and he was a really nice guy. He'd played for Yeovil in the past and he gave me some good advice. To all the Gold family out there, I'd just like to pass on my condolences, and just to say that he was a really lovely man and he will be missed. Tonight we will be wearing black armbands for him."
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