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Motherwell mourn death of Dolan

Former Motherwell player Jamie Dolan
Dolan played in Mothewell's Uefa Cup campaign of season 94/95

Former Motherwell midfielder Jamie Dolan has died of a heart attack while out jogging at the age of 39.

Dolan made nearly 200 appearances for the Steelmen between 1987 and 1997 after signing as a teenager.

"Motherwell Football Club are devastated to learn of the death of former fans' favourite Jamie Dolan," read a statement on the club's website.

"We would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to Jamie's family and friends at this sad time."

Former Motherwell captain Craig Paterson paid tribute to his former team-mate.

"I saw Jamie not long ago and he still looked like fit enough to play a full match," said Paterson.

"When Motherwell qualified for Europe in 1994 Jamie Dolan, Billy Davies and Paul Lambert were as good a midfield as anywhere in Scotland at that time."

"He was a favourite with the fans because every week he would give 90 minutes of hard graft.

"If he didn't play well at least you knew he would give his all for the team.

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"It's just so sad that he's now gone, and my thoughts obviously go out to his family."

Another former team-mate John Philiben knew Dolan from when he joined the Fir Park club.

"He was a quiet lad when he first came into our dressing room," said Philiben.

"But once he settled in, he was a joker and got on well with everyone.

"He came into a good team that Tommy McLean had built, and was a good player to have in your side, winning the ball and keeping it simple."

After a decade at Fir Park, Dolan moved to Scottish Premier League rivals Dundee United.

Before retiring from playing in 2002, Dolan also had spells at Dunfermline, Livingston, Forfar and Partick Thistle.

Until the end of last season he was manager of Junior side Broxburn Athletic.


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