Former Bulls' goalkeeper and holder of the all time record for consecutive appearances, Kevin Rose, celebrates his 50th birthday today.
Rose was born in Evesham in 1960 and played initially for hometown Club Evesham United before moving to Worcester City in 1979. His later performances for Ledbury Town attracted interest from several League clubs and he soon moved to Lincoln City for a reported fee of £10.000. The fee was spent on erecting floodlights at the New Street ground.
He failed to make the first team at Lincoln and returned to Ledbury in September 1980 before signing for The Bulls in January 1983. Rose made a record 253 consecutive appearances for Hereford during the eighties before moving on to Bolton Wanderers in 1989. A loan spell at Carlisle preceded a move to Spotland where he spent a couple of seasons playing for Rochdale before finishing his career at Redditch after a three-year stint at Kidderminster where he also gained a couple of "Caps" for the England Non-League XI.