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Former Derby County manager Dave Mackay has died

Former Derby County footballer and manager Dave Mackay has died aged 80.

Dave Mackay Credit: Barratts/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

During his playing days Mackay won the double with Tottenham Hotspur during an illustrious playing career, and later won the league with Derby as a manager in 1975.

He also managed Nottingham Forest, Walsall and Birmingham City.

Spurs confirmed the news in an official statement on their website, saying that the ex-midfielder passed away at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Monday.

He also represented Scotland 22 times, and was described by George Best as: “The hardest man I have ever played against – and certainly the bravest.”

People may have taken in missing Nottingham woman

Gloris Smith has been missing since October last year Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The family of a woman who has been missing from her home in Nottinghamshire for more than four months say they think someone may have taken her in, not realising her family are looking for her.

50-year-old Gloris Smith left her home in Nuthall on 22nd October. Her family are appealing to anyone who might know where she is to get in touch. There was a sighting in Nottingham around Christmas time, but nothing since.



Tickets for Walsall's trip to Wembley on sale from Friday

Walsall supporters will be able to get tickets for the team's first ever match at Wembley from Friday.

Walsall manager Dean Smith celebrates with his players Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Tickets for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final are available from 9am, but only to season ticket holders.

Walsall take on Bristol City on 22 March, after beating Preston North End over two legs.

The club say they're also going to be making Friday's sale at the Banks's Stadium an event, with activities, giveaways and manager Dean Smith there to meet fans.

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