The Club was indeed very sad to hear of the passing of former player Steve Peplow.
His reputation as a skilful right winger saw him set up numerous goals for the likes of Ronnie Moore, John James and close friend Bobby Tynan, before ‘Pep’ went on make over 272 appearances, while scoring 47 goals for Tranmere.
His efforts earned him huge respect with Rovers fans of that era, and he played a pivotal part in the clubs’ 1975/76 Fourth Division promotion season, and continued playing in the white shirt until the close of 1980/81.
Steve had begun his career as a youngster with Liverpool in the reserves, before making his first team debut in November 1969 (and on the very first ‘Match of the Day’ highlights programme), before a loan move to Swindon Town then became a permanent one in May 1970.
A brief spell at Nottingham Forest - which also included a loan spell at Mansfield Town – was interrupted by then-Rovers’ manager Ron Yeats who persuaded him to join Tranmere Rovers in January 1974.
Like many players (including other those at Rovers) during that era, he additionally enjoyed spell on loan to the North American Soccer League during the summer of 1976, and playing for Chicago Sting.
Everyone at Tranmere Rovers offers their sincere condolences to all of Steve’s family and friends.