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Full Name: Ronald Johnson Ferrier
Born: 26 April 1914
Came from: Oldham Athletic Went to: Oldham Athletic
First game: 08 September 1945 Last game: 08 September 1945
Appearances: 1 (1/0) Goals: 0
Although the Second World War was at an end, the Football League divided its competition into regional sections for the 1945-46 season because of the exceptional conditions at that time, with so many players still serving in the Armed Forces or employed on essential war work. Argyle played in the Football League South that season, against first-class opposition such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Aston Villa and Wolves. It proved impossible for the Pilgrims to field a regular side; 72 players made an appearance and performances inevitably suffered. From week to week the club called on Armed Services players who were stationed in the area, guest players from other League clubs and local amateurs to supplement its registered playing staff.
Ferrier was one of 27 in the guest category. The Cleethorpes-born left-sided forward started his career locally with non-league Grimsby Wanderers before a 1933 move to neighbouring Football League side Grimsby Town, but he had yet to make his first team debut when he was snapped up by Manchester United in 1935. In a two-year spell at Old Trafford he played 18 games and scored four times before moving the short distance to Oldham Athletic, scoring 25 in 45 games, with all but two appearances coming before the war. After his war exploits, which included his one guest appearance at Home Park, he added his two last games for Oldham in 1946-47 – the first full season of League football after the war – before briefly registering with Lincoln City in 1947. He then returned home and became a coach at Grimsby Town for a short while.
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