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.