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Colin West

Colin West

Clubs played for: Sunderland, Watford, Glasgow Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City, Leyton Orient, Rushden & Diamonds, Northwich Victoria, Hartlepool United

Born: 1962

Birthplace: Wallsend

Position: Forward

Biography: An England youth international striker who was quick, strong and aggressive. Was sent to Scottish outfit Patrick Thistle to gain first team experience and within days of returning he scored on his Chelsea debut in a League Cup tie against Arsenal. Then found chances few and far between, becoming surplus to requirements and was sold to Dundee in July 1990 for £105,000. Is back in his native Middlesbrough working as manager of the Stages Academy Homeless project after being a support manager for the English Churches Housing Group.

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West, Colin Now runs his own football coaching clinic in Essex. Neilson Kaufman, historian Leyton Orient FC.

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