Devon White
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29. Devon White

Date of Birth 2nd March 1964

Devon began his career in the non-league ranks whilst training as an electrician. In 1984 his talents were spotted by Lincoln City and he moved into the professional game.

He spent two seasons with Lincoln, from where he was loaned to Maltese club Naxxar Lions, before dropping back into the non-league ranks with first Boston United and then Shepshed Charterhouse. At the beginning of the 1987-1988 season he appeared in a Lincolnshire Senior Cup tie for Grantham before surprisingly rejoining the pro ranks at Bristol Rovers.

He also had a short stint at non league Oxhey jets, scoring one goal in 5 matches.

The move occurred following the appointment of Gerry Francis as manager at Bristol Rovers. Francis was looking for a strong physical striker and remembered a performance White had given for Lincoln against Rovers and contacted Lincoln to enquire about signing White. He was somewhat surprised to discover White had drifted back into non-league football and it took some detective work to track him down.

He grasped his second chance at the professional game and went on to enjoy a long career.