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ANDY RADFORD
Defender/midfield player formerly with Alfreton Town, Matlock Town, Heanor Town and Worksop Town who joined Ilkeston in Summer 1988. Left the club later in the 1988/89 season and had brief spells with Belper Town and Grantham before spending a month back at Ilkeston early in the following season. Debut: 20/8/88 v Gainsborough Town (H). Last appearance: 16/9/89 v Harworth Colliery Institute (H). Record: 1988/89 15apps; 1989/90 4apps. Total: 19apps.

PETER RADFORD
Born 3/5/1968. Former England schoolboy international who was with Chesterfield as a youngster. A much travelled midfield player who played for Heanor Town, Kettering Town, Shepshed Charterhouse, Long Eaton United, Alfreton Town, Ripley Town and Grantham before spending the Winter during the 1988/89 season with Ilkeston. Returned to Grantham but rejoined Town midway through the following season for a brief spell. Later played for Butterley Brick, Belper Town, Heanor Town and Belper United. Debut: 10/12/88 v Melton Town (H). Last appearance: 24/3/90 v Crookes (A). Record: 1988/89 2apps; 1989/90 5+1sub. Total: 7+1sub.

JIM RAMAGE
Son of Peter. Right half who spent his earliest years with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chesterfield but failed to break into League football. Went on to play for Boston United, Matlock Town, Heanor Town and Wilmorton & Alvaston. Signed in Autumn 1958 when the club sought to replace injury stricken legend John Commander but wasn't a success. Made just 8 appearances before returning to Wilmorton & Alvaston. Debut: 13/12/58 v Burton Albion Reserves (A). Last appearance: 7/2/59 v Nuneaton Borough Reserves (A).

PETER RAMAGE
Born Bonnyrigg 26/3/08. Vastly experienced inside left who was Ilkeston's most famous player when he joined early in the 1947/48 season, scoring on his debut. Started out with Tranent Juniors and Newtongrange Star before entering League football with Coventry City (26apps, 5goals). Moved on to Derby County (233apps, 55goals) and Chesterfield (71apps, 4goals) and also played for Chelmsford City by the time World War II broke out. Played Wartime football for Notts County (5apps) and Derby County (11apps, 2goals) before returning to non League football after the War with Heanor Town and Atherstone Town. Clever and intelligent player who liked to spread the play and gave added class to the Ilkeston team before he became hospitalised with stomach problems in January 1948. Returned to the team at the start of the following season and became captain but it became clear that the illness had taken its toll. Ended his career with Qualcast Sports and Brush Sports. Debut: 6/9/47 v Mansfield Town 'A' (H). Last appearance: 2/10/48 v Linby Colliery (H). Record: 1947/48 21apps, 8goals (2pens); 1948/49 6apps, 2goals (2pens). Total: 27apps, 10goals (4pens).
  
DEAN RANDALL
Born Nottingham 15/5/1979. Young defender previously at Notts County who could play anywhere in the back line. Spent three years at Ilkeston without establishing himself as a first team regular. Later appeared for Cambridge City. Debut: 10/3/97 v Redditch United (H). Last appearance: 17/9/99 v Solihull Borough (A). Record: 1997/98 4apps; 1998/99 7+1sub; 1999/00 3apps. Total: 14+1sub.

KEVIN RANDLE
Young reserves forward handed a few opportunities during the 1995/96 season. Also played Sunday football for Heanor Athletic. Scored the first of his two goals on his debut and made 9 appearances in total, 7 as substitute. Debut: 3/10/95 v Grantham Town (A). Last appearance: 24/2/96 v Dorchester Town (A).

ROGER RANN
Lethal finisher whose career can be viewed in greater detail on the Seventies Legends page. Record: 1968/69 8+1sub, 1goal; 1969/70 48 apps, 31goals (3pens); 1970/71 36+1sub, 28goals (4pens); 1971/72 25apps, 6goals (2pens). Total: 117+2subs, 66goals (9pens). 

STEVE RANN
Born Arnold 11/8/1954. Brother of Roger. Former Arnold goalkeeper who joined Ilkeston in November 1976 in a move that saw 'keeper Keith Selwood transfer in the opposite direction. Held the number one jersey for the rest of the season, making 21 appearances, but then left to join Burton Albion. Went on to play for Shepshed Charterhouse and Arnold Kingswell. Debut: 4/12/76 v Ashby Institute (H). Last appearance: 11/5/77 v Mexborough Town Athletic (A).

PHIL RATCLIFFE
Enthusiastic ball winning midfielder who joined Ilkeston in September 1972 and scored on his debut. However, his tremendous heading ability saw him move up front, a role he played in for most of his time at the club prior to his departure to Alfreton Town in February 1975. Debut: 7/10/72 v Lockheed Leamington (H). Last appearance: 1/2/75 v Borrowash Victoria (A). Record: 1972/73 26+1sub, 4goals; 1973/74 40apps, 13goals; 1974/75 26apps, 3goals. Total: 92+1sub, 20goals.
 
DOUG RATHBONE
Reserves player who made a single appearance at right back at home to Creswell Colliery on 14/11/59.

MARK RAVEN
Highly promising young reserve forward who joined Bolton Wanderers after making a handful of first team appearances late in the 1985/86 season, scoring once. Failed to make the grade at Bolton and rejoined Ilkeston briefly at the start of the 1988/89  season. Debut: 25/3/86 v Alfreton Town (A). Last appearance: 1/10/88 v Matlock Town (H). Record: 1985/86 4+1sub, 1goal; 1988/89 4+1sub, 1goal. Total: 8+2subs, 2goals.

KEN RAWSON
Born Ripley 18/9/1931. Joined Ilkeston as player manager in Summer 1961 and his managerial record can be found in more detail on the Managers Page. Vastly experienced right half who started out with Ripley Miners Welfare and Belper Town before playing League football with Notts County (34apps). Played regularly for Ilkeston until his departure early in 1964 when he went on to play for Belper Town and Alfreton Town. Debut: 19/8/61 v Loughborough United (A). Last appearance: 25/1/64 v Sutton Town (A). Record: 1961/62 38apps, 1goal; 1962/63 35apps, 3goals; 1963/64 20apps. Total: 93apps, 4goals.

KEVIN RAWSON
Fearless and fearsome tough tackling young defender who broke into Town's first team early in the 1972/73 season and became almost an instant success. Was Town's player of the year in 1973/74 but left at the end of the following season, progressing to Burton Albion. Despite his reputation he seldom got into trouble with referees so suspensions were rarely an issue and was an ever present in 1974/75. Later played for Clifton All Whites. Debut: 23/9/72 v Kidderminster Harriers (H). Last appearance: 10/5/75 v Heanor Town (H). Record: 1972/73 22+2subs; 1973/74 34apps; 1974/75 44apps, 1goal. Total: 100+2subs, 1goal.

WINSTON RAYMOND
A striker of undoubted skill signed from Clifton All Whites in Summer 1972 but who rapidly lost confidence in a struggling team. Nevertheless his clever play won admiration from fans. Scored 5 goals in 16 appearances including a hat-trick against Gresley Rovers on 30/8/72. Debut: 12/8/72 v Kings Lynn (H). Last appearance: 21/4/73.

JIM RAYNER
Born Cornsay 31/3/1935. Joined Ilkeston as player manager in Summer 1965, details of which can be found on the Managers Page. Entered League football with Grimsby Town (12apps, 3goals) after starting out with Langley Park Juniors. Able to play as a wing half or an inside forward he then had spells with Bury (twice), and Hartlepool United without further progressing his League career. A move to then League club Barrow (11apps, 1goal) followed before he entered non League football with Corby Town and Grantham. His next club progressed from non League into the Football League but he left Peterborough United (119apps, 12goals) to take on a player manager role at Grantham. Entered League football again with Notts County (32apps, 13goals) prior to his appointment at Ilkeston. Left in January 1966 after making 23 appearances, scoring 13 goals playing mainly at inside left. Moved on to Boston United and Gateshead before becoming player manager at Durham City where he later became chairman. Debut: 21/8/65 v Lockheed Leamington (H). Last appearance: 1/1/66 v Lockheed Leamington (A).
 
MICK RAYNOR
Former Burton Albion, Eastwood Town and Skegness Town centre forward who signed for Ilkeston in October 1964. Superb in the air his goals helped Town immeasurably in their successful quest to avoid having to apply for re-election to the Midland League at the end of the 1964/65 season. Maintained a fine scoring record despite being asked to play wide on the left on occasions. Scored two hat-tricks, against Lockheed Leamington away on 20/3/65 and Lincoln City Reserves at home on 30/4/66. Left early in 1967 for Sutton Town and went on to play for Alfreton Town, Arnold and Kimberley Town. Debut: 24/10/64 v Lockheed Leamington (H). Last appearance: 26/12/66 v Lockheed Leamington (A). Record: 1964/65 29apps, 22goals; 1965/66 32apps, 20goals; 1966/67 14apps, 4goals. Total: 75apps, 46goals.

PAUL RAYNOR
Born Nottingham 29/4/1966. Former Nottingham Boys player. Vastly experienced midfield general signed by Ilkeston in Summer 1999 with excellent passing skills who will ultimately be remembered for scoring Town's match winning goal against Carlisle United in the FA Cup First Round on 30/10/99. Started with Nottingham Forest (3apps) from where he went on loan to Bristol Rovers (8apps). Signed permanently for Huddersfield Town (50apps, 9goals) before joining Swansea City (191apps, 27goals) and a spell on loan at Wrexham (6apps). Then followed spells at Cambridge United (49apps, 2goals) and Preston North End (80apps, 9goals) before a return to Cambridge (79apps, 7goals). Joined Chinese outfit Guang Deong briefly and then played for Leyton Orient (15apps) prior to spells with Stevenage Borough and Kettering Town. Became team captain upon his arrival at Ilkeston and scored 3 goals in 33 appearances, including 2 as substitute, before departing in February 2000 for Boston United where he became assistant manager. Later played for Hednesford Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Kings Lynn where he also coached prior to becoming assistant manager at Crawley Town. Debut: 3/8/99 v Belper Town (H). Last appearance: 29/1/00 v Cambridge City (A).
  
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