Andy Rogers

Years at the club: 1985 - 87
Date of birth: 01/12/1956
Birth place: Charteris
Position: Midfield
Appearances: 52
Goals: 6
Clubs: Peterborough Utd, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Southend Utd.,

Rogers began his career with local club Chatteris Town before being signed by Peterborough United in 1975. He was released in 1978 and spent a brief spell with non-league Hampton before joining Southampton in 1979. Rogers was signed by Plymouth Argyle in 1981 where he would be a prominent member of the first-team for the next four years, making 195 appearances in all competitions, scoring 19 goals. He featured for them in the 1983–84 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. He scored a remarkable goal in the quarter-finals against Derby County at the Baseball Ground, direct from a corner kick.

He was signed by Reading in the summer of 1985, where he would make 44 league appearances for the Elm Park side, scoring 5 goals, before spending a season with Southend United. Reading supporters will remember an incident where his life was saved by the club's physio after Rogers had swallowed his tongue during a match.

He saw out his career in non-league football, playing for Carshalton Athletic and then Farnborough Town. Rogers is best remembered by Plymouth Argyle supporters for his ability to beat a man and get to the by-line, and the rarest of goals that he scored in their 1983–84 FA Cup run.

Rogers now works as a probation officer in Devon.

Did you know?

Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.

Neil Webb, 1978-1982

Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and League Cup.

Bill Davies, 1953-1961

Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in every game of the 1958/59 season.

Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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