Factory Road 1953

Factory Road 1953

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Things are starting to look up a bit. In 1951 Rovers sold their best player, Jimmy Russell, to Sunderland for a record transfer fee of £48,000 and the money was used to build the new Kop terrace which was named after him. This becomes the first stand at the ground to use modern style crush barriers. Segregation is used at the ground for the first time in 1952 with the Factory Road stand being designated for away fans. Rovers also make the third round of the Cup in December '53, and are drawn away to Everton which should bring in more badly needed cash... #development #football #ground #history #redbridge #stadium
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