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Tributes paid to former Doncaster Rovers media manager Steve Uttley


Tributes have been paid to former Doncaster Rovers media manager Steve Uttley, who died on Sunday night at the age of 58.

Uttley, who suffered a heart attack, was official photographer and media manager at the club for 14 years.

Doncaster’s players wore black armbands in tribute to Uttley for their 2-0 defeat by Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.

There were also chants of “there’s only one Steve Uttley” from the away supporters at the ground.

His daughter, Suzanne, still works at the club as football administrator.

A club statement read: “Doncaster Rovers are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Uttley.

“Steve attended hundreds of games and capturing our dramatic rise from the Conference to the Championship in the process.

“Our thoughts are with Steve’s daughter Suzanne and the family and friends (of which there are many) at this incredibly difficult time.”

After leaving Rovers in 2014, Uttley worked as a freelancer for Johnston Press titles including the Doncaster Free Press, Mansfield Chad and The Star, Sheffield.

He was also a longstanding member of the National Union of Journalists.

Chris Morley, NUJ Northern and Midlands Organiser, said: “Steve carried out a very stressful role assisting his fellow media colleagues cover Rovers.

“When he left, it was a testament to his character, strong contacts and goodwill gained from years in the trade that he made the successful transition to the world of freelance.”

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