September 29, 1956,
Sunderland, County Durham
October 1st 1979
Originally signed as a winger by Graham Taylor, Wilf Rostron was converted into a plucky and resourceful left-back. Rostron’s attacking instinct remained an important feature of his game, scoring 22 league goals for the Hornets during his 10-year spell with the club.
He played a vital part of Watford’s most successful season in which the team finished second in the top division and reached the FA Cup final for the only time in the club’s history, only missing out at Wembley due to suspension.
A consecutive winner of the Player of the Season award in 1983 and 84, Rostron remained an ever-present in the team throughout Watford’s golden era making over 400 appearances for the Hornets in all competitions.