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Swinburne: Trevor

1985-1986 (Player Details)


Born: East Ranton, Co Durham: 20-06-1953

Debut v Grimsby Town (h): 19-10-1985

6’0” 14st 7lb (1985)

Swinburne played for Lambton and Hetton Boys before joining Sunderland as an apprentice in July 1968, turning professional in June 1970. He made only ten appearances for Sunderland in seven seasons and was on loan to Sheffield United in December 1976. He moved to Carlisle in May 1977 and was an automatic choice, making two hundred and forty-eight League appearances before going to Brentford in August 1983, where he played forty-five League games. Leeds signed him from the Bees in the 1985 close season when he was already a veteran but was seen as cover for Mervyn Day, but after Ronnie Sinclair arrived he became surplus to requirements. After a loan period with Doncaster Rovers in September 1985 where he played four League games, he joined Lincoln City in February 1986 on a free transfer. He retired in May 1987 after playing thirty-four League games for the Imps and became a prison officer in Leicestershire. His father Tom played in goal for Newcastle United before and after the Second World War and won an England war-time cap in 1940. His elder brother, Alan, was also on Newcastle’s books and made four appearances for Oldham Athletic.

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