Lancashire-born keeper signed from Stalybridge Celtic who played
for Leeds in the 1930s. He picked up wartime cup medals with
Blackpool, for whom he guested without formally signing up.
Carolin Savage says: Reg Savage was my grandad. I have a bit
more information about him which you might like to add to your
website; Reg first played football for a local team, Taylor Bros
(Eccles/Trafford Park, Manchester). The first 'proper' team he
signed for was Stalybridge Celtic. Whilst still at Stalybridge
Celtic, he guested a few times for Leeds United, before signing for
them. During his time at Leeds, he met and married a local girl.
They eventually moved up to Queen of the South, but during the war
Reg was called up into the RAF and was based at Blackpool. Here he
guested many times for Blackpool FC, appearing alongside, amongst
others, Stanley Matthews and Stanley Mortenson. He also guested
briefly for Derby County whilst in the forces. After playing at
Nottingham Forest, he decided to retire and became a butcher, like
his father, back in Swinton, Manchester. Despite having officially
retired from football, he made a handful of appearances in goal for
Accrington Stanley as a favour. In later life, he was a scout for
various clubs, including Birmingham City and Bury. Sport,
especially football, was always a huge part of his life. Reg died
on 28 September 1997, succeeded by his Leeds-born wife, three
children and six grandchildren.