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11 February 2019

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Town saddened to report the passing of Mick Kennedy and Ian Ross

- Rest in Peace Ian Ross and Mick Kennedy
- Thoughts of Huddersfield Town with their families
- Mick Kennedy made almost 100 appearances for Town

Huddersfield Town is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former midfielder Mick Kennedy and former Manager Ian Ross.

Mick joined then-Third Division Huddersfield Town as a 19-year-old in 1980 after making the move from Halifax Town.

The tough-tackling midfielder became a regular in Mick Buxton’s side making 92 starts and three substitute appearances in two seasons, as well as scoring nine goals.

During Mick’s first year at the Club, Town narrowly missed out on promotion to Division Two, finishing three points behind third-placed Charlton Athletic.

However, in the summer of 1982 he was sold to Middlesbrough. He went on to play for Portsmouth, Bradford City, Leicester City, Luton Town, Stoke City, Chesterfield and Wigan Athletic. He had two caps for the Republic of Ireland.

RIP Mick Kennedy 1961-2019

Ian Ross took over as Town Manager from Eoin Hand in March 1992. In his first game at the helm, Town beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1. The Scot guided Town into the Play-Offs that season, before losing to Peterborough United in the Semi-Finals.

The following season, Ross’ Terriers finished 15th and he was replaced by Neil Warnock the following year.

Before going into management, Ian Ross joined Bill Shankly’s Liverpool and made his debut for the Reds aged 19.

He went on to play for Aston Villa, Notts County (loan), Northampton Town (loan), Peterborough United, Wolves and Hereford United.

In 1985 he moved to Iceland to get into management before returning to the UK to take up positions at Town and Berwick Rangers.

RIP Ian Ross 1947 – 2019

The thoughts of everyone at Huddersfield Town are with the families and friends of both Mick and Ian at this sad time.

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