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Tributes paid to former Whites Forward

Salisbury Football Club are very sad to learn of the death of former Salisbury City player David Syrett, who sadly lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, aged just 60 years old.

Tributes have poured in for the Salisbury-born England Youth International who started out his career at Swindon Town, it would be the twilight of his career before he donned a Salisbury shirt.

Initially at Swindon on a youth contract in 1972 he would go on to play 120 times for The Robins, finding the net 39 times. In 1977 he joined Mansfield Town for a then club record fee of £25,000.

His career then took him to Walsall, Peterborough United and Northampton Town before having to retire from playing aged just 27.

His time for Salisbury City came when Geoff Butler persuaded him to dust off his boots and come out of retirement. He duly did so and found the net 3 times in 6 games, David’s brother Peter was a Salisbury regular.

We send our deepest condolences to David's family and friends at this sad time.