First posted on Facebook, October 10th, 2016
Sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry Gow today, the former Bristol City and Manchester City player. Gerry died at the age of 64 from lung cancer. Although, Gerry never made it as a Full Internationalist in some ways he represents that class of Scottish players who used to make up the backbone of many an English club.
Gerry was only ever recognised at Scotland Under-23 level and only played on the one occasion in March 1974. He was joined that night by Bristol City teammate Don Gillies also winning his only cap. However, a couple of Scotland legends also made their bow at that level that night too; Graeme Souness and Willie Miller.( I wonder if they compared moustaches.) Gerry came on as a sub in the 2-0 defeat to England in Newcastle, he replaced one Jimmy Calderwood, then of Birmingham City in the second half.
Gerry would play 375 League games for Bristol City before moving on to Manchester City, Rotherham and finally Burnley.
Our thoughts go to his family at this time. Rest in Peace Gerry.