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Full Name: Robert Dunlop Sinclair
Born: 29 June 1915
Came from: Chesterfield Went to: Chesterfield
First game: 04 May 1946 Last game: 04 May 1946
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.
Sinclair was one of 27 in the guest category. Born in Winchburg in West Lothian, the outside-right started his career with Falkirk. Moving south of the border, he had made just two appearances for Chesterfield when war was declared, although he continued to play for the Spireites in their regional league throughout the war years. His one game for Argyle was on the last day of the Football League South season, after which he left Chesterfield for Darlington, where, in a two year stay from 1946-48, he played 66 times and scored 11 goals.
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