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Reg Ryan ‘The Schemer”  Part Three  ( Part One - Part Two )  By Gavan Bergin Reg Ryan stayed with West Bromwich Albion for ten years. He played 272 matches, scored 31 goals, made many more goals, and won the Cup for West Brom. It was time to move on.  In July 1955, he signed for Derby County and was immediately made captain of the club. He did a great job as a leader and as a player for Derby. In 1955/56 he played 46 league games and captained Derby to the runners-up spot in the Third Division . The following season he scored 12 goals in 45 games for Derby, who won the Third Division. That was the first trophy the club had won since 1946, and it earned them promotion to the Second Division. In '57/'58, Reg was top scorer for Derby, with 14 goals in 41 games, and he led his players brilliantly in their successful battle against relegation.  That was his last good work for Derby. He left soon afterwards. His three great seasons became part of club folklore and in 2019, more than

Junior International Caps vs Scotland and Wales (1890-1994)

  -  Friendlies  -  Quadrangular Tournament  -  UEFA Regions' Cup  - -  vs Scotland & Wales  -  Others  - -  Results -  Match Details  - Players -  Programmes  - This is a nearly complete list of players who played in the regular series of games between (Northern) Ireland's Junior team and Scotland or Wales from 1890-1994. It does not include appearances outside of this timeframe or in the Regions Cup, Quadrangular Tournament or against the Republic of Ireland. No details for the 1986 match vs Scotland have been sourced. Feedback on gaps or transcription errors. Some players who have been included may only have been squad members. Player Caps Pos From To O/ Caps Clubs Adair   2 IL 1916 1916   Ormiston Adams Nat 1 GK 1919 Amat Cliftonville Olympic Add