We learnt with regret of the passing of our former winger Derek Hogg who died at the age of 84 on November 4th (his birthday) after a short illness. Born in County Durham, he played for Chorley, Leicester city and West Bromwich Albion before joining us for £12,000 in October 1960.
He signed on a Thursday evening (27th), the transfer being completed live on local Independent television station (TWW)’s “Sports Preview” programme. He made his debut for us the next night (Friday, 28th) against one of his former clubs Leicester City at Ninian Park, scoring in our 2-1 win. He was with us until the end of 1961/62 when he joined Kettering.
Derek made 50 League and Cup appearances for us, scoring 9 goals. He will be remembered in particular for one of them – we played First Division leaders Tottenham on a Saturday night in March 1961 at Ninian Park, and Derek scored in our 3-2 win, his goal being a brilliant individual effort as he cut in from the left-wing, beat several defenders and hit unstoppable shot into the roof the Grange End goal.
During his career he played in 1955 for a Football League side in a representative match, and the following year for an F.A. eleven. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.