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Born: 15 November 1960
Came from: West Bromwich Albion Went to: Rotherham United
First game: 28 March 1987 Last game: 01 October 1988
Appearances: 50 (40/10) Goals: 11
'Lurch' as he was affectionately known to Argyle fans, no doubt due to his 6' 4'' height, was born in Maltby and served his apprenticeship as a forward with Rotherham United. Failing to make a league appearance in a two-year spell from 1978-80, he then moved to Gainsborough Trinity. Moving on to Sheffield United in November 1980, he spent a year and a half at Bramall Lane without making his league debut and then moved south to join Dave Bassett's burgeoning 'Crazy Gang' at Wimbledon, where he partnered Alan Cork. His spell at Plough Lane coincided with The Dons' meteoric rise from Fourth Division to First during which he made 175 appearances, scoring 50 times. He was sold, prior to Wimbledon's bow in the top-flight, to West Bromwich Albion for £60,000, but his spell at The Hawthorns was brief, scoring once in less than a season, before moving to Home Park for £50,000.
Evans played 45 times across three seasons, 31 appearances coming in the successful promotion-challenging 1987-88 side. He is perhaps most fondly remembered for his headed winner in a spirited 3-2 comeback win against Manchester City at Home Park in January 1988. In November 1988, a decade after his original dalliance with Millmoor, he signed for Rotherham for £40,000, going on to make 65 appearances and scoring 14 goals across three seasons. Evans returned briefly to the West Country to sign for Torquay United on loan in 1991 and played in The Gulls' Wembley Play-Off win against Blackpool. He left Rotherham in September 1991 to sign for his last league club, Crewe Alexandra, helping them to promotion from the fourth tier in the 1993-94 season. He then moved into non-league football with Denaby United in the North East Counties League, with whom he won the title in 1996-97. He later played for Maltby Main and Parkgate in the same league and was also player-manager of Parkgate from 2002-2004.
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