Former Blackburn defender Neil Wilkinson dies aged 61

The PFA is saddened to hear of the passing of former Blackburn Rovers defender Neil Wilkinson.

Neil made 30 appearances during his five years at Ewood Park, winning the Third Division title with Rovers during the 1974-75 season.

The right-back spent a brief period with Port Vale before transferring to Crewe Alexandra in 1978 where he made 75 appearances, retiring from football in 1981.

All at the PFA would like to offer sincere condolences to Neil’s family and friends.